What is a maternity sleep bra?
Sleep bras. You either love them or you don’t need them. While some women go braless to have the best night’s sleep, others prefer to feel supported. Whether you’re breastfeeding and experiencing leakage during the night or you simply appreciate the feel of it all we have found the best maternity sleep bras and regular bras that will see you through the night… and even into the next day. We recommend wearing bras made with soft fabrics, wider straps, and a design that accommodates fluctuations in breast size, which is especially crucial during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Our top sleeping bra picks for a comfy pregnancy night
The softest cotton sleep bras for expecting mamas
Experience the soothing embrace of cotton, perfect for delicate skin and sensitive days. This bra is breathable, stunning, grows with you, and provides an easy nursing experience. Wear it throughout your pregnancy and beyond!
The Dream Feed Nursing And Sleep Bra, Petal Stripe,
Unbeatable seamless sleep bras for your pregnancy journey
Say goodbye to discomfort with our seamless options, providing you with that second-skin feel. Whether you wear it to sleep or to the grocery store, you won’t feel a thing while still enjoying light and comfortable support. You’ll continue wearing it for years.
Scoop Bralette Marble
Wire-free bliss with the best maternity sleep bras
Enjoy ultimate freedom with wire-free designs that offer both support and comfort. This pullover bra is soft, stretchy, and gorgeous. It’s perfect for bedtime during pregnancy and while nursing. You can remove the padding when you sleep if you wish, and add them when you’re ready to leave the house.
Sublime® adjustable crossover nursing & lounge bra Stone
Top nursing sleep bras
Nighttime feedings have never been more comfortable, thanks to our dreamy selections. We adore this bra’s design and colors; the ribbed fabric is extra cozy, and the design allows for easy nursing at night.
Cozy rib nursing & sleep bra Toast
Adjustable pregnancy sleep bras
Embrace the changes of pregnancy with bras that adapt as beautifully as you do. If you need something you can adjust easily for extra support or to make it lighter, this nursing bra is so comfortable that you can wear it to bed, but it’s also perfect for your pilates or yoga classes.
Cotton Candy Seamless Sleep & Yoga Nursing Bra – in Steel Grey
Summer’s finest breathable maternity sleep bras
Stay fresh and dry during warm nights with our breathable favorites. Made with a Modal spandex blend, this bra is extra breathable and stretchy. It is sustainably made, and the wide straps will make you feel like you’re not wearing anything. It can also be worn as a crop top. LOVE!
Body Bra Black
Winter coziness with warm maternity sleep bras
Snuggle up and stay warm during the colder months with our insulated picks. The merino wool material makes this piece extra warm and perfect for winter. It offers soft to medium support and a bit of stretch. Wear it underneath your pajamas to sleep or out and about with your favorite cardigan and leggings.
Merino Wool Nursing Bra Dark Grey Melange
Elegant nights with the best lace maternity sleep bras
Feel like a queen with our selection of lace bras that combine comfort and elegance seamlessly. Not only is this bra stylish, but it’s also exceptionally comfortable, thanks to its stunning design. It’s wireless, stretchy, and what better way to start your day than by wearing a gorgeous lace bra.
Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette Violette
Savvy shopping with the most affordable sleep bras
Quality and comfort don’t have to break the bank. Discover our budget-friendly must-haves. This is the kind of bra you can wear to run errands, to do light exercise or to sleep. Plus, it is on sale!
The grace ribbed lounge bra Black
Eco-friendly elegance with organic maternity sleep bras
Don’t we love eco-friendly pieces? This bra is sustainably made, seamless, and it comes in the cutest colors ever! Choose the green path without sacrificing comfort or style with our organic offerings.
Ribbed Seamless Bra, Nude 0
Extra cushioned comfort with built-in pad sleep bras
For that extra layer of coziness, our padded options are just the treat your body deserves. Made with sustainable materials, this bra offers amazing support, moisture-wicking features, it is adjustable, and the padding makes it easier when you’re experiencing leakage during pregnancy and postpartum.
Seamless Nursing Bra With Pads Black
Flawless fit for plus-size maternity sleep bras
Specially designed for the fuller figure, experience a fit that feels just right.
Soft Nursing Bra 34D – 48Ddd/E Black
Versatility at its best with all-round maternity sleep bras
Transition effortlessly from night to day with bras that have it all. This bra is designed to offer support and leak protection. It has easy access for nursing, and the stretchy fabric makes it a good option to wear to bed.
Maternity nursing sculpting bra ochre
Best pumping sleep bras
These gems are not just for now but also for the pumping months to come—a smart choice indeed. This bra is perfect for sleep and for pumping right before bed or in the middle of the night. You can pump hands-free and get other things done, pat your baby, or simply relax in bed and read your favorite book. Why not?
Sublime® bamboo hands-free pumping lounge & sleep bra Black
Fashion-forward beauty with stylish maternity sleep bras
Who says maternity wear can’t be chic? With these options, you’ll be the epitome of style. This bralette is extra comfy but so gorgeous you won’t want to take it off. It is stretchy and breathable. You can wear it while you sleep and on those days you want to stay home and relax all day. You can also throw on some jeans and a denim jacket and show off your bump!
The Rib Knit Bralette Olive
Active living with sports-style maternity sleep bras
For the active mom-to-be, our sports-style bras offer both function and flair. This is not your usual sports bra; it is designed for light exercise, and while it’s not a maternity bra, its design makes it perfect to wear throughout pregnancy and while nursing. It’s the perfect combination of a bra and a crop top.
Wild Thing Bra Macadamia
Breathe easy with ultra-breathable maternity sleep bras
With our ultra-breathable range, hot nights are no longer a problem. Sleep easy and stay cool with this comfy bra from Boody. Its viscose material, made from bamboo, makes it extra soft, breathable, and durable. You’ll be wearing it for many years.
Shaper Bra, Black
Should you wear a bra to sleep while pregnant?
Wearing a bra to sleep during pregnancy is a personal choice and largely depends on your comfort and any medical advice you’ve received. Some women find that wearing a maternity sleep bra provides the necessary support and comfort, especially as their breasts become more substantial and sensitive. Consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance.
How many cup sizes do you go up when pregnant?
During pregnancy, it’s common to experience a change in cup size, often increasing by one to three sizes. This change varies among women and can happen at different stages of pregnancy. It’s essential to re-measure yourself regularly to ensure you’re wearing the correct bra size for optimum comfort and support.
Rules for sleeping during pregnancy
While it’s generally advised to sleep on your left side to improve blood flow to the fetus, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice. Avoid sleeping flat on your back for extended periods, especially in the later stages of pregnancy, to prevent putting pressure on the vena cava, a major vein that can affect blood flow to your heart and the baby.
What trimester do breasts grow the most?
Most women notice significant breast growth during the first and second trimesters, coinciding with the body’s preparation for breastfeeding. However, changes can occur throughout the entire pregnancy, making it crucial to invest in comfortable and adjustable maternity sleep bras.
Should I sleep with or without a bra when breastfeeding?
Whether to sleep with or without a bra while breastfeeding is largely a matter of personal preference. Some moms find that a nursing bra provides much-needed support during the night, while others prefer the freedom of going braless.
Is it better to sleep with or without a sports bra?
Some women find sleeping in a sports bra provides adequate support and comfort, while others may find it restrictive. If you opt to sleep in a sports bra, make sure it is not too tight to allow for healthy blood circulation.
What should I wear instead of a bra at night?
If you prefer not to wear a bra at night, a tank top with a built-in shelf or a loose-fitting cotton t-shirt can offer some support without being restrictive.
How can I prepare my nipples for breastfeeding?
Preparing your nipples for breastfeeding can start with simple steps like massaging the nipple area with pure lanolin oil and avoiding the use of harsh soaps. Some women also find it helpful to use nursing pads to protect sensitive nipples.
Do breasts always become engorged when milk comes in?
Not all women experience engorgement when their milk comes in. The extent of breast engorgement can vary from mild to severe and usually occurs a few days after birth when milk supply increases.
Do your nipples go back to normal after breastfeeding?
Most women find that their nipples do return to a more “normal” state after breastfeeding, although they may not go back entirely to how they were pre-pregnancy.