What is a Nursing Bra?
Nursing Bras are specifically designed to allow breastfeeding access without having to remove your bra, though most maternity bras also incorporate this feature! Read our blog here for tips on how to choose a nursing bra.
How Does a Nursing Bra Work?
Nursing bras have a few different mechanisms for easy breastfeeding access: pull aside, front opening, or drop down clips.
Pull Over Nursing Bra
The pullover style is generally found on nursing sleep bras and feature easy pull aside nursing access in a stretchy fabrication. Popular styles include the Sara, Sonata and Erika bras.
Front Opening Nursing Bras
Our Kayla, Rosa and Elora style bras have a convenient front fastening with a smooth back. This makes them easy to put on, comfortable to sleep in and allows for that all important skin-to-skin contact with your baby during feeds.
Nursing Bras with Drop Down Clips
Drop down clips are the most common method for breastfeeding access. These feature a clasp at the top of the cup which you undo and then pull the cup down.
So you don’t lose the strap, there is a strip of fabric joining the strap with the base of the bra called a side sling. For larger cup sizes, there is usually a triangular frame around the cup called an a-frame with more bust coverage and support.
Seamless Nursing Bras
A flexible stretchy nursing bra is recommended when breastfeeding as your bust size will fluctuate and increase as your milk is produced and decrease after feeding or expressing. A seamless nursing bra offers a smooth, comfortable and supportive fit and as they are a seamless knit they can stretch a few cup sizes. Our best selling seamless bras include Leona, Dakota and the pretty Karla bras.
Wire-Free Nursing Bras
Why can’t I wear an underwire bra? Due to the fluctuations in breast size when breastfeeding, an increase in size can cause a rigid underwire to put pressure on the breast which can increase the chance of blocked milk ducts leading to mastitis.
Strapless Nursing Bra
Our seamless nursing bandeau is the perfect solution for breastfeeding with all those off-the-shoulder and strapless fashions.
Nursing Sports Bra
Our Aries Nursing Sports Bra offers a super soft, lightly padded front for maximum comfort combined with easy drop down nursing clips for easy breastfeeding access to make life that little bit easier for our active mamas.
Nursing Sleep Bras
We are so proud to announce that our Queen Bee sleep bra won Bronze for Maternity Bra of the Year at the prestigious Mother & Baby Awards.
Can’t decide? Click here for a comparison summary of our maternity & nursing bras.