Finding breastfeeding and pumping-friendly clothes can be a challenge, especially when it comes to activewear. Nursing and pumping moms need both support and access when they’re exercising which can be a challenge. But thanks to some great companies, there are some fantastic sports bra options out there for you.
I’ve seen in my own fitness classes that good nursing sports bras are a hot topic of conversation and these are some of the best!
Sports Bras for Nursing & Pumping Moms
1. La Leche League International “Serena” Nursing Sports Bra
This highly reviewed sports bra was made by La Leche League International so you know they understand what breastfeeding moms need. It has the look and support of a traditional sports bra but includes one-handed nursing buckles making access much easier. It’s made of soft cotton and has a breathable waffle mesh for added comfort.
Perhaps the best part about this particular sports bra is that it won’t cost you a fortune. Priced at $30 on La Leche League’s website, and often cheaper on Amazon, this nursing sports bra allows you to get active without feeling like you need to commit to an intense regimen to make it worth the price.
2. Moving Comfort Juno Sports Bra
This sports bra is recommended by runners and women who love HIIT workouts. It’s a lightweight, supportive sports bra that has a unicup design. The Juno’s straps can be adjusted to your changing body and easily unstrapped to make breastfeeding easier which is why moms love it so much. It’s my personal favorite and though my nursing days are over, it’s still my go-to sports bra!
The Juno comes in a range of colors, designs and sizes that range from $42.50-$65 on the Brooks Running website.
3. Cake Lingerie Zest Flexi Wire High Impact Maternity & Nursing Sports Bra
This sports bra is popular for both maternity and nursing and the flexible wire gives great support. With mesh panels for breathability and thicker straps to disperse pressure, the Cake Lingerie Zest Flexi Wire High Impact Maternity & Nursing Sports Bra is a worthwhile investment if you need added support during workouts.
At $80, this is one of the more expensive nursing sports bras but it gets fantastic reviews. We can see why since it provides the ability to pump hands-free while wearing it while providing comfortable support.
4. Motherhood Maternity Plus Size Wireless Nursing Sports Bra
It’s difficult to find a good plus size sports bra. Plus size sports bras have a tendency to be either too restrictive, too supportive, or both. The Plus Size Wireless Nursing Sports Bra from Motherhood Maternity is for you if you don’t need the support of an underwire but still need that extra support for nursing.
This medium support sports bra have straps that clip down easily and is all about comfort. It sells for $22 making it the least expensive sports bra we’ve included here.
Every woman will be comfortable in different sports bras but we’ve found that many of the moms in our fitness classes love at least one of these. Also, check out my post on the 5 Benefits of Prenatal Exercise where I list some helpful tips on staying strong and fit during pregnancy.
In the comments below tell us your favorite sports bra that made your workouts so much easier! We’d love to hear from you!
Missy Currin is a Raleigh mom of 3 kids who operates FIT4MOM Midtown Raleigh, offering classes and community for all stages of motherhood throughout Midtown Raleigh and Wake Forest. As a former L&D nurse and women’s health nurse educator, one of Missy’s favorite things to do is talk candidly with moms about their health, their motherhood journey and of course, to exercise!