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Which maternity and nursing bras would you recommend?

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TinaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-Sep-19 14:27:03

We're making plans to update our maternity and nursing bra reviews and we'd love to know which ones you'd recommend.

Your suggestions will help us to create a shortlist of bras to test over three months, as we try to find the best value maternity and feeding bras on the market.


asmv Tue 03-Sep-19 14:57:48

I had some from the lidls range, they are so comfy and easy to unclip at the front to feed.

Probably wouldnt recommend to anyone with larger breasts as the material is quite thin. (Mine are DD) smile

Mrsducky88 Tue 03-Sep-19 14:58:49

Molke or hot milk

AwkwardAsAllGetout Tue 03-Sep-19 15:02:25

Any with an underwire! I hated nursing bras the first time around as non underwired ones are just so shapeless and I always ended up with a sad monoboob. I’m nursing my fourth dc now and am living in ones from Anita and Freya as they’re underwired and comfortable. The Freya ones are padded which I prefer slightly as they hide the giant pads I still need. I’m a 32F normally, about a 34G now and the standard issue soft cotton non underwired nursing bras wouldn’t stand a chance of giving me any support. I wore my normal Freya Idol bras in pregnancy. I think as long as they fit correctly, wired bras are fine.

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Mrsmummy90 Tue 03-Sep-19 23:12:30

I got my maternity bras from mothercare. They're really comfortable and flexible so I use them for nursing as well - I just pull them down.

MarbleCake Wed 04-Sep-19 09:54:35

Hate to ask but I've been struggling with larger boobs and finding a bra that's comfy and provides support - any recommendations? Tried mothercare and they don't provide enough support. At the moment I'm living in pj bras but I want them to be for nursing as well as I want to BF

MarbleCake Wed 04-Sep-19 09:54:55

(Currently pregnant)

HJWT Wed 04-Sep-19 10:39:43

@MarbleCake I got a 2 pack at Asda for £16, I'm a 38G, they don't give a huge lift but also don't look saggy 😶👏🏻 xx

singymummy Wed 04-Sep-19 10:43:45

Hot milk

PrincessSarene Wed 04-Sep-19 10:45:55

I like the padded non wired nursing bras from Mothercare. I find they are nice and supportive and give a good shape. The padding provides protection when they get sensitive/sore from feeding. I don’t bother with maternity bras just go straight for the nursing ones as then hopefully I only need to buy new bras once.

MarbleCake Wed 04-Sep-19 11:38:41

@HJWT thanks! Will have a look smile

SenoraSurf Wed 04-Sep-19 14:23:11

I love mine from next, non padded and non underworld but lacy and give a nice amount of support without being unattractive or ugly. I'm a 32c for refer nice

SenoraSurf Wed 04-Sep-19 14:23:26

* reference

LucyDev18 Wed 04-Sep-19 17:36:38

I agree completely with @MarbleCake i cant get a decent supportive bra anywhere im only 11 weeks and already gone up im now a 38 E/F depends on what i try one, i dont know what to do if i get any bigger, im so uncomfortable in my normal bra but nothing soft of wireless holds me up. Anyone have any ideas

BristolMum96 Thu 05-Sep-19 13:22:51

I liked H&M for both

katmarie Thu 05-Sep-19 13:26:04

I'm wearing mostly the kindred bravely ones at the moment, I'm a 38g at 34 weeks pg and cannot find very many options for decent support which doesn't cost the earth. I have a couple of the mothercare ones but they give me monoboob and I get very sweaty cleavage as a result.

Fizzyboo Thu 05-Sep-19 13:27:42

Molke. I tried so many and was amazed that they were genuinely supportive and uplifting and comfortable keeping my 36J boobs where I wanted them!

randomsabreuse Thu 05-Sep-19 13:38:53

Molke. The lift is on a par with most underwired bras and they're super comfortable compared with the many nursing bras I have tried. I'm about a 30L (was bigger in the early days of breastfeeding). My Royce nursing bras are unflattering and give a much more "matronly" shape in comparison.

Ratbagratty Thu 05-Sep-19 13:47:31

Mothercare, because they are comfortable, easy to use with baby/toddler and they fit in store without having to book an appointment.

JazzyGG Thu 05-Sep-19 14:38:47

Royce - and I am a 36ff so on larger side. You can buy in decent lingerie stores and via the NCT service.

Daffodil2018 Thu 05-Sep-19 15:51:43

I like the M&S ones. They are really comfy and the clips are easy to undo with one hand.

TheVeryHungryTortoise Thu 05-Sep-19 16:01:29

Asos had some nursing bras that actually made me feel relatively sexy still instead of frumpy!

Pirandello24 Thu 05-Sep-19 16:53:55

Defo hot milk (hate the name though!)

chocodrops Thu 05-Sep-19 19:06:29

Hot milk 100%

Wear just H&M nursing tanks till your supply settles down (about 3 months) then go to Bravissimo to get properly measured.

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