The Best Nursing Bras
The cups of a nursing bra unclip or pull open to make it easy for you to bring a feeding baby to the breast. We spent six months testing 24 nursing bras with a panel of 17 moms ranging in size from 32D up to 42K (and including 36B and 34C) and found that the best nursing bras for most people are the seamless Cake Lingerie Cotton Candy and Bravado Designs Body Silk, the underwire Hotmilk Forever Yours and Paramour Lorraine, the wireless Hotmilk Show Off, and the sleep-friendly Kindred Bravely French Terry Racerback.
Of all of the seamless bras we tested, none felt as supportive and comfortable as the Cake Lingerie Cotton Candy. The soft bra’s higher than usual spandex content makes it incredibly resistant to stretching out—even when you sleep in it. The top of the bra sits higher than most, accommodating engorgement in the first few weeks of nursing and keeping you from spilling out then and later on. In the world of seamless bras—which are among the most comfortable but least structured options—designs are so basic that women with larger busts suffer. The Cotton Candy has built-in features like a full back and knit panels in the shape of underwire, making this a supportive option for the entire size range of this bra—S to XL, spanning 32B to 42F.
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