Since Quinn was born, both my real life and internet friends have asked me about my favorite sports bras when I was breastfeeding. Of course, I realize sports bras aren’t the ideal undergarment for nursing a baby, but life happens and sometimes you need to feed your little one right before, during, or after a workout. (Hey, it’s just a tiny bit of sweat, right?) The ones mentioned below are all-around awesome when it comes to support, comfort, and, well, easy access when you need it.
I know it’s been a little awhile since I nursed Qman, but these sports bras continue to be some of my favorites (particularly for running), which means they definitely have some longevity when it comes to my exercise wardrobe. I wore a number of them when I was pregnant and still continue to wear them today. With that, here are the best sports bras for nursing moms!
Juno Sports Bra – I know I’ve mentioned this sports bra on CNC a zillion times in the past, but it’s truly one of my long-time favorites. It served me well during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and beyond. I still wear my beloved Juno for long-distance running because it’s a sports bra that basically has it all– plenty of support, shape (no uni-boob), full coverage (no crazy cleavage), soft-padded keyhole back closure for proper fit, and adjustable straps that completely un-Velcro when you need it. And I love that it’s a racerback to go with all of my tank tops.
Fiona Sports Bra – The Fiona is similar to the Juno, but it’s not a racerback. I’m a big tank top person, so I often picked my Juno over my Fiona. The Fiona is still an awesome sports bra for nursing because it has front-adjustable straps that completely unhook with the same molded, lightweight cups for a natural shape and lots of support. It just depends which style you like better. FYI: Some colors are on sale right now for $30!
Soma Sports Max Wireless Sports Bra – This is a new-to-me sports bra, but it actually inspired this blog post. Soma sent it to me, and I was pleasantly surprised by the style and fit because it was so comfortable and supportive. (It reminds me of the Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer.) But what set this sports bra apart as a nursing sports bra (or just a really customizeable one) is the front-adjustable straps that are S-hooks instead of Velcro. They stay nice and flat again the chest, and I know they’re not going anywhere!
Maia Sports Bra – This sports bra has some serious coverage. It’s quite generous and covers a good portion of the chest. The support is almost like two-in-one since there’s molded cups to maintain shape and underwire to support each breast individually. Once again, there are adjustable straps and a soft-padded back closure for a great fit and plenty of comfort for fuller-cupped women.
Question of the Day
Mamas: What’s your favorite sports bra for breastfeeding?
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