What is the difference between a maternity and nursing bra?

What is the difference between a maternity and nursing bra?
by Bras Honey on March 26, 2021

What is the difference between a maternity and nursing bra?

We get this question over and over, that's why we've decided to write this blog.

Finding the perfect bra for you starts by having the right fit, no matter if you are pregnant or not. 

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How to know when you are ready to change your pre-pregnancy bra? If you start to feel uncomfortable or tight. This may happen early in the pregnancy or more toward the end of pregnancy.  Either way, you need to find a comfortable maternity bra that offers support and room for growth.

There are a few differences between a maternity and nursing bra.

A maternity bra is designed to be worn during and after pregnancy. During pregnancy the breasts will grow. For some moms-to-be the growth may be a cup size and for others up to 2 to 3 cup sizes. Of course that depends on your pregnancy. 

A maternity bra is very supportive and is usually designed with stretchy fabric, adjustable straps and additional hook-n-eyes in the back closure to accommodate your changing size. 

A Nursing Bra is designed for breastfeeding functionality.  Although many women purchase and wear a nursing bra in the last trimester, the design is a little different than that of a maternity bra.  The cups of the bra drop down from either a clasp or hook to expose each breast for easier nursing.

Our best-selling Nursing bras are:

Freya Pure Underwire Molded Nursing Bra

Elomi Beatrice Soft Cup Nursing Bra

It is very important to have a good fit in a nursing bra.  Your breasts may get a little fuller in the early weeks of breastfeeding. 

Please watch the video below to have a better understanding about some of the questions that you might have while pregnant!

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