The Best Sports Bras for Nursing Moms

The Best Sports Bras for Nursing Moms

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!

The best sports bras for nursing breastfeeding 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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  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    September 20, 2016 at 7:05 am
    Reply I’m surprised no one has come out with an “official” nursing sports bra. Definitely seems like there would be a market for them.

  2. Brynn

    September 20, 2016 at 7:45 am
    Reply I never invested in a nursing sports bra but should have. There were countless times I was unhooking my sports bra and practically taking it off to nurse. Definitely grabbing one of these if there’s a baby #2!

  3. Linda @ The Fitty

    Kirby DudleySeptember 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    Reply Loved the Juno for when I was nursing my little one! Bought it because you did a post about it ????

  4. Victoria @ Minus Thirty Three

    Linda @ The Fitty

    September 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm
    Reply Haha, will they work well as pushup bras for those who have AAA tatas?

  5. Mattie @ Comfy Confident

    Victoria @ Minus Thirty Three

    September 20, 2016 at 7:51 pm
    Reply This is excellent. I’m expecting in 10-weeks and can’t wait to get back into a workout regime also! Thanks for sharing ????

  6. TheDimpledRunner

    Mattie @ Comfy Confident

    September 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm
    Reply I honestly did not even know there were nursing sports bras. I always struggle to nurse my little one when I have a sports bra on… It’s never easy or pretty! But now I’m glad I’ve learned that nursing bras exist and I will have to try them.

  7. TheDimpledRunner

    September 20, 2016 at 10:50 pm
    Reply Oh my gosh yes!!! I would remove my bra to nurse before and after every run/workout and it was such a pain! The bras I have are the worst for nursing so these look amazing!!!

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