Special support for you and your new little one
After pregnancy, your breasts undergo numerous changes. After delivery, choosing a bra that provides proper support can help you feel more comfortable and less fatigued.
Maternity Bras vs. Nursing Bras
Though these terms are often used interchangeably, a maternity bra is very different from a nursing bra. A nursing bra (or feeding bra) is worn after pregnancy when breastfeeding. The cups are designed to drop down from a clip on the straps, thus exposing your breasts for nursing. Nursing bras are usually seamless and have an all-around breast support system for comfort and added support.
Nursing Bra FAQs
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What features should I look for in a nursing bra?
- Easy, convenient access to your breasts. Many nursing bras have one-handed clasps that allow you to open them with one hand while you hold your baby in your other arm.
- Cups lined in cotton or other breathable fabrics for comfort and quick drying. Synthetic materials can trap moisture against your skin and lead to discomfort. Cups should also have good stretch to avoid any restriction.
- A double-layer back band with at least a four-hook closure and very little stretch. This will give you good support and adjustability. Opposite to a maternity bra, your nursing bra should fit comfortably on the last (loosest) hook as you begin nursing and move to the first (tightest) hook as your band size decreases over time.
- Wide, cushioned straps with little-to-no stretch for comfort and support.