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5 Reasons Why a Good Nursing Bra is a Game-Changer for New Mothers

Get ready to dive into the world of nursing bras – your unsung hero in the journey of motherhood. Let's explore why having the right nursing bra is not just a choice but a game-changer. From comfort during pregnancy to pumping support, we've got you covered with practical tips and essential insights.

Nursing bras provide extra care for your breasts during pregnancy

During pregnancy, your breasts go through remarkable changes. They may become swollen, sensitive, enlarged, and accompanied by the occasional release of colostrum. You may have noticed these changes as early as six weeks into your pregnancy, long before you get a hint of a bump.

To safeguard your breasts from chafing and discomfort, ditch your usual underwired bras. Opt for something soft and comfortable, like a wireless nursing bra. This not only accommodates the changing breast size but also sets the foundation for a comfortable breastfeeding experience.

By your fifth or sixth month, your breasts are ready to produce milk. Some women may notice drops of fluid on their nipple. This fluid is colostrum and will be saved to be your baby’s first meal after delivery. Quick tip: toss in some nursing pads into your bra for added comfort and to catch any unexpected leaks.

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A good nursing bra helps prevent pains and discomforts

Recent findings suggest that bras with underwires might pose risks by compressing milk ducts, potentially leading to mastitis - a painful inflammation linked to blockages or infections. Stats show that around 30% of breastfeeding mums encounter mastitis at some point, and most commonly during the first 3 months of breastfeeding.

Nursing bras, designed for both comfort and support, reduce this risk by ensuring that blood flows freely within the soft breast tissue. Choosing a quality nursing bra becomes not just a matter of comfort but also a proactive step towards maintaining good breast health during the crucial period of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Learn more: When Does Breastfeeding Get Easier: Tips to Alleviate the Early Struggles

Supportive Nursing Bras: Relieving the weight of your changing breasts

As pregnancy progresses, your breasts undergo significant changes, gaining in both weight and size. The thin and rough straps of ordinary wired bras might become more than just an annoyance; they can be downright tiring and irritating. That's where nursing bras step in.

Picture this: strong, wide, and comfortable straps that cradle and support your changing bust. The brilliance lies in the wider surface area, ensuring that the straps don't play the pull-and-pinch game. Instead, they distribute pressure evenly, acting as a reliable ally in easing the fatigue associated with nursing. It's not just about comfort but also providing relief to your changing body.

Easy access during breastfeeding with a quality nursing bra

When it comes to attending to your little one's feeding needs, quick and easy access to your breasts is more than just convenient - it's crucial. Nursing bras, with their specifically designed clasps and accessible features, redefine the breastfeeding game, ensuring that you can effortlessly respond to your baby's hunger. No more fumbling with traditional bras; the practicality of nursing bras allows for a seamless and stress-free breastfeeding experience.

Take, for instance, the Noppies' Seamless Nursing Bra - a mum-approved bra that guarantees comfort. This ultra soft bra boasts handy clips that transform feeding time into a breeze. The cups can easily be dropped by releasing the nursing clips at the top of the cups, which is ideal for breastfeeding.

Learn more: 5 Amazing Ways Breast Milk Changes to Adapt Your Baby's Needs

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Enjoy the hands-free pumping with nursing and pumping bras

Ever wish you could tackle two tasks at once? Well, good news for busy pumping mothers - nursing bras will help you pump hands-free. Imagine letting your baby nurse on one side while efficiently pumping on the other, making the most of every precious moment. Juggling household chores or catching up on your favorite show? With the right nursing and pumping bra, this is possible. It's not just about convenience; it's about seizing control of your time while ensuring a steady milk flow.

And here's a little insider tip: explore our nursing bra hack below for a clever trick that lets pump hands-free with a basic nursing bra.

Or, if you're aiming for the ultimate in control and efficiency, consider the Noppies Seamless Pumping and Nursing Bra - your ticket to a seamless, hands-free pumping experience. There are clips on the adjustable straps which you can unfasten with one hand, allowing you to easily feed your little one and the openings on the side also allow for discrete expressing. It also is seamless, making sure it never pinches or chafes, not to mention there are no visible seams when you wear it underneath your clothing.

a woman's wearing pumping and nursing bra by Noppies

Learn more: How to Combine Breastfeeding and Pumping: A Comprehensive Guide


There you have it – a deep dive into why nursing bras are your behind-the-scenes hero in the rollercoaster called motherhood. A good nursing bra goes beyond being a piece of clothing; it is a partner in your comfort, health, and practicality. From the early days of pregnancy to the moments of breastfeeding and pumping, the right nursing bra is your reliable ally. So, here's to embracing the changes, celebrating the joys, and choosing comfort on this incredible journey into motherhood.

Check out Noppies’ seamless nursing bras and maternity clothes range here.

Noppies' maternity clothes

Noppies is the brand for pregnant women and mums. For over 20 years, Noppies has ensured that style-aware women can feel confident during the highlights and challenges of their pregnancies by developing comfy on-trend maternity clothes. The aim? Ensuring that every woman can be her true self in an outfit that reflects her character. Noppies is a Lola&Lykke official partner brand, find limited Noppies products at www.lolalykke.com