Nursing Sports Bras for the Active Mom

Happy New Year! If you’ve decided to start being more active this year, we’ve got a review for you.

After I had my first baby, I was unable to find any sort of nursing bra that I could use as a sports bra. I ended up having to double up my regular sports bras, which were good for support, but not very convenient for feedings. A few short years later, and there are now plenty of options on the market. Here are some reviews on three popular options that have been reviewed by two active moms who are currently nursing.

Motherhood Maternity Clip Down Sports Bra

Motherhood Sports Clip Down Nursing Bra

Found at most Motherhood locations

Pros:

  • At just $21.98, the Clip Down will not break the bank.
  • Provides good coverage and extra support for everyday activities and low-impact cardio movements.
  • Soft and can be thrown in the wash with little hassle or the need for special detergents.

Cons:

  • Straps are thin and can dig into the shoulders with larger cup sizes.
  • Support is limited to low-impact. Not recommended for running or movements, which will require a lot of bounce.

La Leche League Pullover Sports Bra

La Leche League International Pull Over Nursing Sports Bra
Amazon.com

Pros:

  • Good mid-level support. Reviewer was able to comfortably participate in Zumba classes.
  • Although the bra was slightly more expensive ($34.95) than the lower tiered bra reviewed, it is still affordable.
  • Sizes range from small to XXXL.
  • The buckles open and close seamlessly, allowing easy access for baby.

Cons:

  • Uncomfortable–Although the material is noted as soft, there is an itchy seam that runs directly across the chest, occasionally irritating already sensitive areas.
  • Bra runs small. Reviewers recommended going up a size in order to accommodate room for growth.

Moving Comfort Juno Bra

Moving Comfort Juno Bra

www.movingcomfort.com

Pros:

  • Not marketed specifically as a nursing bra, the Juno bra has Velcro straps that allow it to open on one side for easy nursing access.
  • Runs true to size and is available in larger sizes up to 40DD.
  • Large, wide straps and molded cups make it good for high-impact activities such as running and crossfit.
  • Comes in a multitude of colors and has attractive back cut outs that will make you look good wearing it.

Cons:

  • At $56, it is the priciest of the bunch.
  • Material has been known to cause chafing during longer activities.

After you’ve been cleared to be active again, it can be really helpful both mentally and physically to return to 20 minutes of physical activity a day.

While nursing it’s even more important to make sure you’re well-supported during all activities. But when you’re done, remove any constricting clothing like a sports bra, and never sleep in a sports bra. Anything that tightly constricts your chest can contribute to plugged ducts.

 Tessa Wesnitzer is a an active mom of two who lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona. 

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