5 Great Sleep Bras For Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding is no easy task and when you're a brand-new breastfeeding mother, it can be shocking to realize just how much milk your body will make. I know that when my milk came in with  my first daughter, I was completely unprepared by how engorged my breasts would get, how uncomfortable I could be, and maybe more importantly, how much I would need a good, supportive bra to make it through the night. 

Breastfeeding bras have to be supportive, of course, for obvious reasons, but when you're sleeping at night (or not really sleeping, but more like cat-napping), the last thing you want is a bra that is restrictive or has a lot of binding in it. Enter the genius that is the nursing sleep bra, which confession: I never even knew was a thing when I had my babies and I totally wish I would have. 

Sleep bras are often chosen by pregnant or breastfeeding moms to offer light, comfortable support while sleeping at night. Most often these bras are made from lightweight fabrics that have give and stretch to better accommodate a good night's rest. Here are 5 sleep bras that you might find comfortable.

Medela Sleep Bras


Medela has been a solid name in breastfeeding products for nearly 50 years. They are known for their excellent customer service and goal to support breastfeeding mothers' needs. Their bras are soft and flexible, and best of all, available in a wide range of sizes.

Medea recently teamed up with Bravado to offer intimate apparel, including sleeping and nursing bras. Their basic silk seamless nursing bra boasts a comfortable design and four-way adjustable sizing because if there's one thing I know about babies and breastfeeding it's that your boobs will change size and shape along the way. 

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra, $49

Belabumbum Bamboo Sleep Bra

This Belabumbum Bamboo Sleep Bra is worth every penny! Made from 97% rayon made from bamboo and 3% spandex, this silky smooth bra fits like a dream. This bra is eco-friendly and offers light support, so you don't feel like you're wearing a restrictive daytime bra, making it perfect for sleeping.

Bamboo, known for its property of wicking away moisture, which keeps you comfortable and clean. Additionally, these bras come in a wide variety of colors and have matching panties. You'll feel beautiful with a Belabumbum set.

Bamboo Sleep Bra, $44

La Leche League Sleep Bra

Apparently, the La Leche League offers everything you need for breastfeeding success, including sleep nursing bras.

You can't hear the name La Leche League and not think about support for breastfeeding mothers. Their La Leche League Sleep Bra is wonderfully comfortable while fabulously supportive. This option is made from 58% Polyester, 32% Cotton, and 10% Spandex and my favorite feature is that is made to be pulled down from its cross-over design, so you don't have to deal with any weird straps or nursing panels in the middle of the night.

La Leche League Pullover Nursing Sleep Bra, $14+

Mamajamas Easy Nursing Bra

This smooth elastic bra is made with 93% Tactel and 7% Lycra. Pull down cups allow for quick and easy access, while the design style pulls over your head without feeling too restrictive.

Amazon.com, $24

Gilligan & O'Malley Sleep Bra

Gilligan & O'Malley are affordable bras that you can likely find at your local department store. You love the fit and comfort of these bras.

Target, $22 for a two-pack

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