What should I buy; a maternity bra or a nursing bra?
One questions we’re asked time and again is whether you should buy a maternity bra or a nursing bra. It’s a good question as there is a little confusion as to whether or not they are the same thing.
The simple answer is that you should buy both. However, a maternity bra is designed for when you are pregnant and a nursing bra is for after you have given birth and feeding your new arrival.
Is there a difference between a maternity bra and a nursing bra?
There are some very specific differences between each type of bra. We have designed our maternity bras to grow with your developing body and to be super comfortable – soft fabrics and plush linings are really important to us so your extra sensitive skin won’t get irritated.
Our nursing bras are also made with comfort in mind, as well as allowing easy access when feeding. In fact, we have designed our nursing bras so that you can use them one handed – great for when you’ve got a wriggling baby in your arms.
Is a maternity bra better than a nursing bra?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question, as they are designed for completely different stages of your journey. However, we would not recommend wearing a regular underwired bra when pregnant as you’re more likely to develop mastitis as your boobs grow. The advantage of a maternity bra is that it will adapt to your changing body throughout your pregnancy.