24 Hours Bra

Specially designed with no hooks or clips, Medela’s 24 Hours Bra is a nursing bra that offers seamless support around the clock for non-stop comfort while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.



Medela 24 Hours Bra: Comfort and support around the clock

At a glance: 24 Hours Bra

  • Premium four-way-stretch material gently supports your bust
  • Comfy, snug fit means nursing pads stay put day or night
  • Moisture-wicking fabric helps you feel cool and fresh 
  • Stretchy crossover front gives easy breastfeeding access at any time
  • Removable foam cups for gentle shaping and a discreet silhouette
A mum plays with her baby while wearing her padded nursing bra, sitting back in a comfortable position.

Fabric and Care:

  • 93% nylon, 7% spandex /elastane; foam cup: 100% polyurethane; cup lining: 100% polyester
  • Machine wash hot, gentle cycle, only non-chlorine bleach if needed, tumble dry low, do not iron, do not dry clean. 


A mum plays with her baby while wearing her padded nursing bra, sitting back in a comfortable position.
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Wearing maternity bras during pregnancy
Your breasts start going through some amazing changes from as early as the fourth week of pregnancy.1 If your regular underwired or padded bras start feeling tight, or your breasts are heavy and sore, it’s time to think about investing in some maternity underwear for extra support. A soft, breathable style like the Medela 24 Hours Bra is ideal, as it offers non-stop comfort, day and night.

Is it necessary to wear a nursing bra all the time?
You may feel you need to wear nursing bra day and night, which is why 24 Hours Bra has no hooks or clips, so you won’t feel any lumps or bumps if wearing it lying down. In fact, it’s so comfortable you can wear it around the clock, so there’s no need for separate night nursing bras. The flexible, four-way-stretch fabric adjusts to your changing body and draws moisture from skin for a fresh feel. It’s your ideal companion during pregnancy and throughout those precious early weeks with your baby, including the traditional postpartum confinement period. 

Being measured for your 24 Hours Bra 
Get properly measured for your maternity and nursing bras to ensure the correct fit. It’s a good idea to be remeasured for maternity bras every couple of months during pregnancy, as you may go through a few sizes as your baby and breasts grow. Check out our article on finding a maternity bra in the right size, which includes a handy nursing bra-size calculator and other advice.

Breastfeeding with the 24 Hours Bra
Specially designed breastfeeding bras such as the 24 Hours Bra make it simple to feed your baby at any time of day or night. Its stretchy crossover front is designed to give you quick and easy nursing or pumping access, whenever you need it. The snug fit holds nursing pads in place, too, keeping you dry and comfortable between feeds.

Maternity underwear with a discreet fit
Alongside all the other useful features of the 24 Hours Bra, its cups include removable foam inserts that gently shape your bust for a smooth fit, so the nursing bra won’t look bulky under your clothes. 

Looking after your 24 Hours Bra
Given how much you’re likely to be wearing your 24 Hours Bra, you’ll be happy to hear it’s machine washable, like other Medela maternity wear items – a 30 °C (86 °F) cycle is all it needs. Just be sure to follow the washing, drying and colour-care advice included in the packaging. 

All women are different and Medela embraces this diversity. In case you cannot find your size outlined on our size chart, we advise you to try the closest Medela size to your measurement.

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1 Breast growth and the urinary excretion of lactose during human pregnancy and early lactation: endocrine relationships: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10226182