Best Padded Nursing Bras

1 ‘Next’ Black Daisy Non-Wire Padded Lace Nursing Bra – the pretty one Check it out
2 ‘Emma Jane’ Next Generation Padded Nursing Bra – a fantastic basic Check it out
3 CosCool Padded Nursing Bra – awesome value Check it out

After the birth of your baby it’s natural to feel a little blue about your changed body. Soreness, lack of sleep and boobs that no longer feel like your own are a big part of the first week of motherhood. 

Don’t panic and be kind to yourself. That incredibly clever body of yours just did something magical and pride is what you should be feeling. 

If a little boost of confidence is needed for a special night out, a wedding or simply taking your new babe out for lunch with a friend then an awesome padded nursing bra could be the perfect purchase.

The Best Padded Nursing Bras

‘Next’ Black Daisy Non-Wire Padded Lace Nursing Bra – the pretty one

  • A very pretty design. A nursing bra that looks like proper lingerie. 
  • A fantastic price. 
  • Supportive and gives great shape. 

 

Pros
  • Soft and comfortable fabric inside the cups and on the straps. 
  • The clips to drop the cups for feeding are simple and quick to use, they can be done one-handed for when you’re balancing a hungry baby.
  • Lots of adjustability in the fit to accommodate a changing milk supply. 

‘Emma Jane’ Next Generation Padded Nursing Bra – a fantastic basic

  • The fabric is super soft and silky. Perfect for sore boobs and nipples. 
  • Drop down cups that are easy and fast to un-hook. 
  • The nude is a great colour that will go with all outfits. Black is available too. 
  • The under-band of this bra is particularly soft and comfy, no digging in. 
Pros
  • Four adjustability options on the back strap, super useful for a changing body. 
  • The padding is removable which I love! It leaves room for a breast pad or just to give a different look. 
  • This nursing bra is seam free which is a wonderful thing on underwear which needs to work hard. 
  • Easy to machine wash and quick to dry. 

CosCool Padded Nursing Bra – awesome value

  • An amazing price for the quality and fit of this bargain nursing bra. 
  • Soft fabric that feels great next to the skin and is comfortable enough for sleeping in. 
  • Stretchy fabric that gives support while being flexible enough to allow freedom of movement. 
Pros
  • The clips to drop the cups are robust and easy to use. 
  • The straps on the shoulders and back are fully adjustable. 
  • Allows your baby skin to skin contact while feeding.
  • The padding and seams at the centre of the cups creates a push up maternity bra effect that is really flattering and gives a great line under tops. 

KUCI Padded Nursing Bra – awesome value

  • An amazing price for the quality and fit of this bargain nursing bra. 
  • Soft fabric that feels great next to the skin and is comfortable enough for sleeping in. 
  • Stretchy fabric that gives support while being flexible enough to allow freedom of movement. 
Pros
  • The clips to drop the cups are robust and easy to use. 
  • The straps on the shoulders and back are fully adjustable. 
  • Allows your baby skin to skin contact while feeding.
  • The padding and seams at the centre of the cups creates a push up maternity bra effect that is really flattering and gives a great line under tops. 

Why choose a padded maternity bra? 

There are lots of types of nursing bra to choose from and if you’re planning to breast-feed for a long time then building a lingerie ‘wardrobe’ is a lovely idea. 

  • Padded nursing bras will create a fantastic shape underneath your clothes. The early stages of breast-feeding can leave your breasts uneven and ‘too full’ which can affect how you feel in your clothes. 
  • Underwires aren’t recommended when breast-feeding (though flexi-wires are ok) so a bra with padding can provide the stability and lift missing from a non-wired bra. 
  • The soft cotton lining will feel great on sore nipples and stretched skin. 
  • Padded maternity bras and nursing bras will have an extra fabric layer to protect your confused boobs from the fabric of your clothes. 
  • A padded nursing bra is a great piece of lingerie when you need to wear breast pads. The extra fabric and lining will hide the shape of the pad and provide a secure hold. Worries over leaking milk and travelling breast pads will disappear. 
  • In some pieces, padding will give the effect of a push-up nursing bra. On a night out with the girls why not make the most of your bigger boobs and rock a gorgeous new low-cut top. 

Buying the correct size of padded nursing bra

Wearing a nursing bra that is a comfortable and supportive fit is vital. Breast-feeding a baby takes planning, the right clothes, a sense of humour and patience. 

Nursing a new-born is a beautiful thing, don’t let ill-fitting and annoying underwear spoil your bliss. Get fitted for your nursing lingerie by a specialist in shops such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer or a local department store. 

In the first week or two you and your little one probably won’t be going far, so an old faithful maternity bra or nursing bra bought in the last weeks of your pregnancy will be fine. 

Once breast-feeding has been established, after a few weeks, your milk supply will be regulated, and the size of your boobs will settle. That’s the time to treat yourself to a shopping trip for some pretty, supportive and good quality nursing bras.

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