Maternity and Nursing Bra
Whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, the Medela Maternity and Nursing Bra's four-way-stretch material adjusts to your changing shape for comfortable all-day support.
At a glance: Maternity and Nursing Bra
Four-way-stretch material shapes and adapts to your bust
- Seamless and non-wired for freedom of movement
- Snug, yet stretchy, under-bust band for added support
- Drop-down cups can be opened with one hand for immediate skin-to-skin contact with your baby
- Three rows of hooks and eyes in large and extra-large sizes for additional support
Fabric and Care:
- 90% nylon, 10% spandex/elastane.
- Machine wash hot, gentle cycle, only non-chlorine bleach if needed, tumble dry low, do not iron, do not dry clean.
Should I avoid underwire bras when pregnant?
As your bust changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding, you may find you need extra support. However, underwire bras can feel uncomfortable if your breasts are sensitive or tender. Medela’s Maternity and Nursing Bra has a smooth, zone-knitted under-bust band that offers full support without wires. Plus the large and extra-large sizes have the added security of a three-row hook-and-eye fastening.
A maternity bra that adjusts to your changing shape
As well as offering support, the Medela Maternity and Nursing Bra’s four-way-stretch material shapes and adapts to your changing bust. Because it takes you right through pregnancy to your baby’s birth and beyond, you may not even need to buy a separate breastfeeding bra. The maternity bra comes in four sizes that can accommodate up to an F cup, so finding your fit is simple. If you’re wondering what size nursing bra to buy, check out our article Finding a nursing bra in the right size for more information.
Breastfeeding with the Maternity and Nursing Bra
Medela has designed its Maternity and Nursing Bra with breastfeeding in mind. Having skin-to-skin contact encourages your milk to flow,1 as well as helping regulate your baby’s heartbeat, breathing and temperature.2 It’s part of what makes your breastfeeding sessions feel so special. This is why the Maternity and Nursing Bra has fully opening, drop-down cups that allow complete access to your breasts. The cups can be opened quickly and easily with just one hand – always a bonus when your baby is hungry!
Looking after your nursing bra
Considering how much wear you’re likely to get from your Maternity and Nursing Bra, the good news is that is machine washable on a 60 °C (140°F) cycle. 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 Moberg KU, Prime DK. Oxytocin effects in mothers and infants during breastfeeding. Infant. 2013;9(6):201-206.
2 Crenshaw JT. Healthy birth practice #6: Keep mother and baby together—It’s best for mother, baby, and breastfeeding. J Perinat Educ. 2014;23(4):211-217.