I need to admit a heinous crime: I wore nursing bras in between my pregnancies.
I had never given nursing bras any thought before my first pregnancy. But when I first got morning sickness very early on in pregnancy and was introduced to the world of nursing bras, I fell in love.
I like to think of nursing bras as Rolls-Royces in the bra world. They are the softest, most comfy bras a woman can wear.
So if you’re asking me if you can wear nursing bras if you’re not pregnant, the answer is:
Admittedly, many nursing bras don’t score very high in the sexy department. But they are improving in leaps and bounds.
Even if you’re not pregnant, nursing bras offer these benefits over regular bras:
- They are uber-comfortable
Most good quality nursing bras are made of flexible, breathable material with a focus on comfort and softness. Many are also cotton-lined, seamless and wireless. They are the next best thing to not wearing bras when it comes to comfort. Check out the best nursing bras on Amazon.
Have you heard of sleep nursing bras? They are even more comfy than regular nursing bras. Check out the best nursing bras for sleeping like a baby.
- Great support for everyday activities
Wireless regular bras are comfy enough but offer little to no support. Wireless nursing bras, on the other hand, are reinforced with wide under-bust bands, double-layers, knitted-in zones, etc. to give you as much support as an underwired regular bra. Check out my recommendations for the best wireless nursing bras on Amazon.
The only caveat to that is nursing bras are not supportive enough for high impact activities like jogging or running. Neither are regular bras. Make sure you wear a high-impact sports bra to prevent breast sagging in the future.
- OEKO-TEX certified to be free from harmful toxins
Most nursing moms are pretty particular when it comes to chemicals that can affect their babies. That’s why some high quality nursing bra brands have made sure that they produce non-toxic nursing bras and certified organic cotton nursing bras.
Best nursing bras that look like regular bras
These are my favorite nursing bras – they give you the support and comfort of nursing bras but look exactly like regular bras.
I’m still using the Tutti Frutti Nursing Bra as a regular bra. No one knows differently and hubby loves it! Check out my detailed review.
To wrap up
Yes, of course you can wear nursing bras even if you’re not pregnant. I suspect many moms do, they just don’t tell.
Looking for some sexy nursing bras you can wear when not pregnant? Check out my favorite sexy nursing bras.
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