Finding a frazzled looking mom in the search of a right nursing bra might not come across as an unusual sight. As your body preps up for your breastfeeding journey, so should you to provide the required support that your breasts demand (and rightly so!!).

Nursing Bra And Maternity Bra – Know The Difference

Some women wonder about the difference between maternity and nursing bra styles and whether or not they need both. The primary difference is that nursing bras come with special openings for quick, easy breastfeeding accessibility. It’s also important to consider how your needs may change during the postpartum period. In the early months, you’ll likely be doing a lot of lounging around the house so you’ll want a soft, smooth, stretchy material, with flexible sizing and quick access to the breast. Later, as you start venturing out more, you’ll want a more structured bra that looks good beneath your clothing with contoured cups, additional strap support, and sexier styling.


Now that you know the difference between the types, we recommend not to wait for discomfort to settle in and create demand. Take your time to consider how a perfect fitting nursing bra will fit with your lifestyle. A good nursing bra is more than just “a bra without underwire (as underwire bras are controversial for many reasons for a long time now).” The best postpartum bras are made from soft, stretchy, non-abrasive materials, with easy one-handed access for breastfeeding.

To help you find the best bra, we’ve compiled these tips for choosing the right bra—based on three most common mistakes moms often make.


1. Shopping Too Soon

It’s impossible to predict how your breasts will respond to pregnancy and milk supply for every woman (and every pregnancy) is different in their own unique way. Some moms don’t have much of a change in cup size while others may notice an increase of four cup sizes. Many experts agree that the most accurate time to size yourself for a structured nursing bra is three to four months after your delivery, which gives you ample time to establish and regulate your milk supply. The best time to measure is midday, when the breasts are full, right before a feeding session.

If you want to purchase nursing bras before you deliver, try to wait until you’re around eight months pregnant. By then you will have gained most of your baby weight and undergone most of your major body shape changes. The size your breasts are at eight months should be fairly close to what size you’ll be eight weeks post-birth when your body has learned to regulate its milk supply.

     Putting Up With an Uncomfortable Bra 

  • Look for a nursing bra that can stretch with you and accommodate the normal fluctuations experienced by nursing moms throughout the day and night. Since you’ll be wearing this bra virtually 24/7 in the beginning, it goes without saying that the fabric should feel amazing and most comfortable! Stay away from anything that might be itchy or irritating, such as lace or exposed elastic.
  • Each brand has its own nursing bra fitting guide or nursing bra size calculator. So even if you have referenced another website for your measurements, you should always check the manufacturer’s website to make sure you have the most accurate estimate.
  • Your measurements and the bra size guide will help you get an idea of what to order, but the true test comes once you’ve got the bra home to try it on. When you put your new bra on, it should feel otherworldly! The band should be low and under the breasts. Try it on sitting down. Stand up and see how much support you receive. Give your body a little extra movement to make sure you don’t feel uncomfortable in it. A well-fitting bra shouldn’t slide.
  • A lot of women make the mistake of buying a bra with too much room in the cup. Most nursing bras are made with stretchy material to accommodate fluctuations in size, so you won’t need to go up several cup sizes, as you would if you were wearing a regular bra.


 2.Forgetting Other Style

Just as there are different dresses for different occasions, you will find different styles of nursing bras to suit your needs. For some women, one really high-quality nursing bra could do the trick for sleeping, lounging, and going out. For most women, having several different bras and styles makes this period of life much more comfortable.

All the women are different and Motherly embraces this diversity. With a versatile range of nursing bras, you’ll find all that you need and much more. Coming in a variety of appealing colours, these luxuriously comfortable bras provide you with a seamless experience in breastfeeding. Our designs, therefore, focus not only on style but also the technical and intimate details surrounding maternity and nursing bras, giving the modern mothers of India something that they are truly excited to wear.


With different options available, you are sure to find something convenient, comfortable, and classy!!!


We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your comfort is our top concern, so you can focus on relaxing with your new bundle.