The 4 best compression nursing tanks for tummy control

Compression nursing tanks are a great way to look great and feel confident while you’re breastfeeding. Designed for easy nursing, compression tanks also provide tummy control and back support. They can be worn under clothing to take away the unwanted muffin top.

The best tummy-control nursing tank is the Mother Tucker Nursing Tank. But there are other factors you need to consider when deciding on the right compression nursing tank for you. 

Let’s take a deep dive:

Best overall compression nursing tank: Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Nursing Tank

Belly Bandit - Mother Tucker Nursing Tank, Wirefree Support - Medium, Black

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Why I love the Mother Tucker Nursing Tank

  • Has 3 zones of tummy compression – back, side and front.
  • The pull-aside nursing access means you don’t have to fiddle with clips to breastfeed
  • Thick, high quality material and if you wash it by hand, it will last a long, long time
  • Made of soft and breathable fabric

What I don’t like about it

  • If you have wide hips, the bottom part rides up easily
  • Large breasts get squished to the center and can fall out if you bend forwards.

Bear in mind

  • It’s shapewear so it’s meant to be fit snugly. Wear it from the bottom up so you don’t stretch it.
  • This is a great compression nursing tank for small and medium-breasted moms but I don’t recommend it for moms with large breasts.

Best budget nursing tank for tummy control: Leading Lady Tummy Control Nursing Tank

Leading Lady Women's Tummy Control Nursing Tank, Naturally Nude, X-Large Check it out on Amazon

Why I love the Leading Lady Tummy Control Nursing Tank

  • Has a nice thick bottom band that doesn’t roll up
  • Pull-aside design – no clips or snaps
  • It’s seamless so there’s no irritating bits chafing your skin.

What I don’t like about it

  • The cups are unpadded so your nipples can show through
  • The v-neck design means larger breasts easily fall out.

Bear in mind

  • Sizes run small. It’s important to have a compression tank that fits tightly but you still need to breathe.
  • Not enough breast support and coverage for moms with large breasts

Best compression nursing tank for small breasts: UpSpring Baby Nursing Tank

UpSpring Baby Seamless Nursing Tank Top to Slim Post Baby Belly with Easy to Use Nursing Bra Straps, Large/XLarge, Gray Check it out on Amazon

Why I love the Upspring Baby Nursing Tank

  • Contains bamboo charcoal fibers to increase your metabolism rate
  • 360 degress compression around the waist to prevent back and side buldge
  • Has a built-in seamless nursing bra for comfort
  • Provides firm compression but is not overly tight

What I don’t like about it

  • The nursing bra clasps sit high and can be fiddly to do up with one hand
  • The tank is short and the bottom part rolls up

Bear in mind

  • This is a ‘real’ compression tank and is only for the post-partum period. It’s not to be worn during pregnancy.

Best tummy control nursing tank for large breasts: Cake Maternity Toffee Nursing Tank

Cake Maternity Toffee Nursing Tank Top, Shaping Nursing Top for Women Breastfeeding with Built in Bra, Small, Midnight Blue Check it out on Amazon

Why I love the Cake Maternity Toffee Tank

  • It’s one of the few nursing tanks that can support larger breasts better (but still not good enough if your cup size is bigger than F)
  • Has a double-layered reinforced knit at the sides to provide light compression
  • Functions as shapewear but it’s only light compression – fine to wear during pregnancy
  • The length is good, covering baby bumps and bums easily

What I don’t like about it

  • can only be worn as an inner layer as the bra is quite obvious.
  • Lack of padding in the bra cups so your nipples can show through

Bear in mind

  • Even though this tanks fits cup sizes up to 40G/42F and is one of the better tanks for larger-breasted moms, you should still wear a nursing bra underneath for better support.

What to look for in a compression nursing tank

  • has multiple zones of compression so you don’t end up with back and side buldges
  • fits snugly but not too tightly so you can wear it all day long
  • is long enough that it reaches your hips. Any shorter and it will roll up.
  • doesn’t compress your breasts so you don’t risk clogged ducts and mastitis
  • compression tanks should never be worn during pregnancy. Wear light support tanks like the Cake Toffee Tank instead.

To wrap up

Compression nursing tanks are a great way to feel sexy, confident, and secure while wearing your post-pregnancy body. When you pick a good quality one that will last, you’ll even be able to wear it for years after breastfeeding is done with.

Sharon James

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