Breastfeeding Support: Nursing Bras

If you’re a new mom, you’re most likely trying to cut out unnessary costs. Let’s face it – you just spent a ton of money on maternity clothing, nursery furniture, and every baby item under the sun.

When it comes to dishing out the dollars, you’re probably a bit frugal when it comes to spending money when it comes to you. But one thing is for certain – if you are going to be breastfeeding – you are going to need SEVERAL bras.

But have no fear – because you no longer need to spend a ton of money.

If you plan on nursing your newborn, you will need a couple of bras BEFORE your tiny baby arrives, and for that – I recommend turning to Target.

Get yourself this bra – Gilligan & O’Malley® Women’s Comfort Nursing Bra

It’s around $15, super comfortable, and holds your girls up pretty well. Order a couple of these bras, stick one in your hospital bag (if you’re pregnant) and thank me later. I like these bras because they are cotton, super soft, no underwire – yet still somewhat supportive. These are the nursing bras that I wear to bed as well. If you order online, here’s a guide to their sizes: S – 34B, 34C, M – 36B, 36C, 38B, L – 38C, 38D, 34D, XL – 38D, 40C, XXL/2XL – 38DD, 40D.

Okay, so you have your sleep bra, and now you need a couple more to even out your collection.

Nursing bras are like Pokemon, you gotta catch ’em all.

And just like those cute little creatures, nursing bras can be colorful and fun too!

I personally like the Gilligan & O’Malley® Women’s Favorite Nursing Bra.

Reason number one – they have a bra in my favorite color, teal.
Reason number two – they have some in fun prints!

These bras are a bit more supportive than the comfort bra, and have underwire. If you’re well endowed, you’ll notice that they aren’t incredibly supportive – the girls still move around a bit. However, if you’re nursing, you don’t want to be wearing a tight and constrictive bra anyway – it may hinder your milk supply.

Just don’t plan on doing jumping jacks in these bras, if you catch my drift.

You will want to go out and get at least one incredibly good fitting nursing bra. Go to a real bra store, get fit by a wonderful lady who works there, and prepare yourself to spend at least $50.00. I recommend buying these expensive bras AFTER your tiny baby has arrived, and your milk has already come in. That way, your girls will be settling themselves into place, and you can be properly fitted.

After that, you’re collection is complete!



  1. Yes- that's a good advice to buy a nursing bra after you deliver your baby. Then- you'll know what works for you the best. The one on the picture- are not my favorite one- and not the most comfortable for nursing hoverer ,looks like every mom have to found out for herself 🙂

  2. Well, this certainly brings back memories of decades ago… but when nursing bras fit the average elephant, looked hideous and required me to re-mortgage my home! Love this and will pass the great info along to members of the baby-on-board generation…

  3. Man, nursing bra selections were so not as cute when I needed them 3 years ago – it was nude, white, black. maybe gray. *sigh* 😉 Though I had really good luck with one expensive Bravado one and then a few less expensive from Motherhood. My DDs couldn't handle most of the other types 😉

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