by maipham

May 19, 2020

best nursing bras for large breasts

Remember how tight and perky your girls were before you got pregnant?

Yeap, I’m talking about your breasts. 

During pregnancy, your breasts changed a lot. But those changes were nothing compared to how they would change when you have to breastfeed your baby.

Just think about it. Your breasts will engorge when your body produces milk, then they will become flat after breastfeeding, over and over again.

And yes, with lots of milk being produced, without proper support, your breasts will sag, especially if you have large breasts. 

In this article, we will specifically look into the top 9 best nursing bras for large breasts.

Why do you need the right nursing bra?

Nursing bras can conceal milk leakage and hold breast pads

Many nursing bras can hold pads or even come with their own pads or padding for leaks.

Nursing bras can change with your changing breast

Many nursing bras are designed to adjust as your breast fills with milk or empties out. Your regular bra is not meant to adjust this way.

Nursing bras support your breasts

Especially when you are large chested, carrying extra-weight inside your breasts is really heavy. It can cause back pain problems or even some spinal issues. 

Nursing bras support your breasts, keeping them up high and reducing pressure for the back. 

The right nursing bras help to reduce the pain caused by clogged milk ducts. I didn’t know about this until one day I had to go out while having clogged milk ducts. The nursing bras supported my breasts and reduced the pain.

Nursing bras help to make breastfeeding easier

If you use normal bras and you are fine lifting it up and down while nursing, it is totally fine, especially when you are at home. But if you have to breastfeed in public, nursing bras can cover you better.

Besides, if you have large breasts, normal bras can cause clogged milk ducts because they stop the milk coming down to your nipple.

Top 9 best nursing bras for large breasts

Top wireless nursing bras for large breasts

BRAVADO DESIGNS Women's Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra and Maternity Bra


The Bravado Designs nursing bra is a soft foam cup T-shirt nursing bra without wires. It comes with a bra extender so it can be used during pregnancy and nursing. It is a full drop away bra cup design for maximum skin-to-skin contact.

This bra is much more comfortable than many underwire nursing bras. It is really the perfect combination of support and comfort. And it is very durable. Some moms even said they used the same bra for 3 years straight!

What we like

  • High-quality material
  • Very supportive and comfortable
  • Easy to unlatch and latch clips quickly for nursing.
  • Can even use for pregnancy time
  • Very durable

What we don't like

  • They don’t support so much for smaller boobs.

Daisity Womens Seamless Sleep Nursing Bra for Breastfeeding Clip Down


The Daisity Maternity Seamless Nursing Bra with Removable Pads helps you to feed your baby with less effort. It has adjustable straps for getting the fit just right. It has removable pads that help prevent leaks from showing through.

This adjustable nursing bra is made from a blend of cotton and spandex to be strong and soft and to give a stretchy fit. The seamless design helps to prevent irritation. An inner cup sling delivers added support when your breast is out.

What we like

  • Very affordable
  • Good and comfortable material
  • Easy to unlatch and latch clips quickly
  • Good for large breasts
  • Can use for some light workouts

What we don't like

  • The design is not too fancy

HOFISH 3PACK Full Bust Seamless Nursing Maternity Bras

Another very affordable option for nursing bras for large breasts.

The material of this bralette is 92% nylon and 8% spandex, which allows for a breathable and flexible fit. While not a very supportive sports bra, it could be used comfortably for low impact exercises.

The included bra extenders let you adjust the size of the bra through each trimester and into nursing days. Additionally, the design of the sides accommodates swollen breasts.

A round, foam insert can be removed from the bras as you would like. It can be twisted slightly while wearing, but they are thick and generally stay in place throughout the day.

What we like

  • Great comfort
  • Comes with extenders for a flexible bra size
  • Very supportive
  • Easy to latch and unlatch

What we don't like

  • Sizing is tricky
  • The shoulder straps appear to be short

Sunzel Women's Cotton Spandex Seamless Sleep Bra for Nursing and Maternity

This Sunzel bra comes with a crossover design that allows easy nursing. All you need to do is to pull down one side of the bra and give your baby the access to your breast.

Features of this bra include Seamless, Stretch cup, Removable cup pad, Soft and Breathable fabric, it is made from 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex.

What makes this bra so comfortable is the wide shoulder straps, which help the bra stay securely in place without risk of your straps slipping and no need to adjust in any way.

What we like

  • Very comfortable 
  • Light but supportive enough for you to wear it all day long

What we don't like

  • The cup is kinda thin, so sometimes you can show your girls or the pad a little bit. It can be covered well with a shirt though.
  • There is plenty of room for the pad to move around.

Kindred Bravely Simply Sublime Seamless Nursing Bra for Breastfeeding

This seamless maternity bra is made from comfortable stretch material (93% nylon, 7% spandex) that will hug your changing body from pregnancy through postpartum and nursing. Wireless bra, made from 93% nylon, 7% spandex and can stretch to fit your breasts during the breastfeeding time.

The pad is removable, which can provide shape, separation, smoothing, and additional modesty for nursing moms. 

Easy, one-handed, clip-down cups allow for quick access for nursing or skin-to-skin contact with your baby. Of course you can also easily adjust the straps and hook-back closure.

What we like

  • This bra can fit the even largest chest
  • The padded inserts are big and good for large chested women
  • High-quality and comfortable material
  • Plenty of size for small chested to big chested women

What we don't like

  • Still can’t be very supportive for very large chested moms
  • Not very durable

Top underwire nursing bras for large breasts

Maybe it is just me, but I don’t like wearing underwire bras, especially when I’m breastfeeding. The underwire bras are very supportive, but the wire makes me uncomfortable.

However, sometimes large chested women have no other choice, since wireless bras cannot provide the support they need. 

If this is the case, you need some underwire bras but still want to be as comfortable as possible, I’ve found some solutions for you.

Leading Lady Women's Lace Padded Nursing Bra

The Leading Lady bra claimed to make mommies feel beautiful naturally. Mommies will feel like their usual selves with this pretty bra.

Intended for breastfeeding ease, this nursing bra has easy one hand nursing clasps, inner cotton slings, and drop-down cups that simply fold and stay in place as they support your breasts while you nurse. The underwire provides great support for heavy breasts.

They come in different sizes. Some small chested moms also had great feedback over this.

What we like

  • Pretty and supportive
  • Sexy and helps to lift the mood for moms, which is very important

What we don't like

  • Sizing can be tricky. Most moms don’t have such large breasts but because they still haven’t lost their baby weight, they might have to increase the bra size to fit them.
  • Pricey.

Le Mystere Womens Sexy Mama Nursing Bra

If you want to be a sexy mama even when you are breastfeeding, you don’t want to miss out on the Le Mystere Women Sexy Mama Nursing bra. 

This bra is ridiculously pretty and sexy, while still has everything you need for a nursing bra:  an easy, one-hand clasp, lined cups, a contour silhouette.

It has the underwire to provide better support for your breasts.

What we like

  • Very beautiful and sexy bra
  • High-quality material

What we don't like

  • Expensive

Top best pumping and nursing bras for large breasts

Essential Pump & Nurse All in One Nursing and Hands Free Pumping Bra

The Essential Pump & Nurse bra is made to free mom’s hands while pumping. You can actually nurse your baby on one side and pump from the other side.

This pumping bra is made from 90% cotton and 10% spandex. It is breathable and super comfortable to wear. Many moms even choose to sleep in it. In addition to its comfort levels, it provides support without making your breasts feel restricted.

The design of this bra is a crossover model. It does not have an adjustable back or straps, instead of relying on the stretchiness of material to support your breasts. Therefore, it is not a good choice until later in your pregnancy when your breasts have filled out quite a bit.

What we like

  • Allows you to pump and nurse at the same time
  • Breathable, soft, and comfortable
  • Fit all pumps

What we don't like

  • If you lose weight, the bra might not fit you well, requiring an additional purchase.

Simple Wishes DLITE Hands Free Pumping Bra

The Simple Wishes DLITE bra is made to free mom’s hands while pumping. However, you cannot both pump and nurse your baby at the same time.

It is made of 83% cotton and 17% spandex, which promises to offer comfort while wearing. While not pumping, you still can use this bra as it provides great flexibility and adjustability in size. 

It has the velcro back panel, allowing complete flexibility. You can simply make it tighter after you feed your baby or pump your milk for a better support.

What we like

  • Great for pumping
  • High-quality with great flexibility

What we don't like

  • The support might not be good enough for large chested women.
  • Heavy chested moms might have to get a separate nursing bras, this bra can be used only for pumping.

Final thought

Having large breasts often means that you are likely to have more milk for your baby (yay!).

However, it comes with a small drawback: your breasts might sag later.

To prevent sagging, a good supportive nursing bra is a must. This article has shown you the top 9 best nursing bras for large breasts. 

It’s time for you to get the most suitable ones for your breasts, so that you don’t have to worry about your saggy boobs.

Remember once the girls sag, it is extremely difficult to lift them up again. You will want to get yourself a nursing bra to avoid it.

About the author 

Mai Pham

Mai Pham discovered her passion for writing a few years ago and she never stop thinking about it ever since. She finally took the leap and created Live a Worthy Life to brag about her smart ass (mainly just for fun). Enjoyed the fun writing brings, now with her new interest in everything-baby-related, she created Mommy Instinct, to tell mamas that it's ok that they mess up, that they don't know what the hell they are doing, and that it's okay to sit back and relax for a while.

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