Entertainment Fashion & Style The Top Nursing Bras for Breastfeeding Moms Share PINTEREST Email Print Fashion & Style Bumps & Babies Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Hair Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Learn More By Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH Assistant Adjunct Professor, Childbirth and Postpartum Educator, Certified Doula, Doula Trainer, Lactation Counselor University of Louisville Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH is a professor, author, childbirth and postpartum educator, certified doula, and lactation counselor. our editorial process Twitter Twitter LinkedIn LinkedIn Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH Updated March 25, 2018 Choosing a bra for pregnancy and breastfeeding can be a trying experience. There are many choices, some great, others not so good and the decision is not an easy one to reach. Do you need to sleep in a bra? What type of opening should it have for nursing? And probably the biggest question is what size will you need? Here are some of our favorites in the bra selections available today. 01 of 09 La Leche League Wrap and Snap Bra Courtesy of Price Grabber The La Leche League Wrap and Snap Bra is great for sleeping or nursing. From pregnancy to breastfeeding. The expandable band helps grow with your body. The cups clip easily with one hand making this an easy to use and inexpensive nursing bra. 02 of 09 Bravado Designs Original Nursing Bra Courtesy of Amazon The original has a great amount of flexibility as you're learning to nurse and as your breasts are changing shape and size in those early days of breastfeeding, but it's also a workhorse of a bra. It's 92% cotton and 8% spandex. The sports bra back helps provide support where you might not think about needing it. The cups fully drop away making skin to skin connection easy. 03 of 09 Bravado BodySilk Nursing Bra Courtesy of Amazon The Bravado BodySilk Nursing bra is the favorite of many nursing moms. It has no seams to irritate your skin. The closure is a front slip. This helps to make nursing easy for you and your baby. It comes in three colors: black, ivory and nude. There are also removable molded foam cups. 04 of 09 Nummies Everyday Nursing Bra Photo © Nummies The Nummies Organic Cotton Everyday Bra is so soft and comfortable, you may never want to take it off! This bra is comfortable enough to sleep in but provides enough lift and shape that you can wear it anytime. This would be a great postpartum bra so that you don't have to worry when unexpected company drops by. The clasps snap easily and hold up to repeated opening and closing. This bra is very versatile, so the bra may pay for itself over time. 05 of 09 Nummies Fashion Bra Nummies This demi-cup bra is perfect for a night out or a night when you just need to feel a little sexy. The construction of the Nummies bra is solid and it held up through a wash very well. An underwire and molded cups help smooth and support a large chest. Size up if you are unsure, as this bra's fit tends to run a little small. Overall, this is a great bra to have in your nursing wardrobe. 06 of 09 Leading Lady Soft Cup Bra Courtesy of Amazon Here is a very basic bra that offers some great options, including easy nursing access, multiple colors and good support. It also offers a front snap closure. 07 of 09 Nummies Style Nursing Bra Photo © Nummies The Nummies Style Bra is a fun bra that comes in three colors. It provides an extremely smooth look under a t-shirt or sweater. The deep V allows you to wear plunging necklines without a nursing bra showing. This bra has a stretchy band that would be comfortable in pregnancy and would work well as a transition bra. This bra held up well after washing and the color remained vibrant. 08 of 09 Leading Lady Underwire Bra Courtesy of Amazon If you're an underwire fan, this bra might be the one for you. It combines the traditional underwire with easy nursing access. It also features seamless cups for less irritation on sensitive parts. 09 of 09 Sleep/Leisure Bra Courtesy of Amazon Some say that sleeping in a bra can help provide much-needed support to prevent future sagging in this area. I personally just found it more comfortable to be able to use nursing pads at the beginning than my normal bra. It's also something to kick around the house in without feeling like you're wearing a bra. These soft cups just pull down for easy nursing access. Disclosure E-Commerce Content is independent of editorial content and we may receive compensation in connection with your purchase of products via links on this page.