Regardless of whether you usually like to sleep in the nude or if you wear a sports bra to bed, you need extra protection when you are breastfeeding.
Because every time your baby’s night feeding routine pulls out even just a little bit, your boobs end up having extra milk that leaks out onto your clean bedsheets.
If you have large breasts, wearing something to bed to help support their weight helps with getting a better sleep.
What should you wear to bed when breastfeeding?
Your best options are:
- Nursing bras
- Nursing camis
- Nursing pajamas (yes they are a thing)
My favorite nursing bras to wear to bed are nursing sleep bras. They are specially made to be as soft and as comfy as possible. Their pull-aside flaps also make it so easy to breastfeed that you can do it half asleep.
Check out these nursing sleep bras from my favorite brands:
The Kindred Bravely French Terry Racerback Nursing Bra is made from bamboo. It’s breathable, cooling and super soft on your skin. I should also mention >3000 Amazon reviewers gave it a 5-star rating.
Check out the Bravado! DESIGNS Ballet Nursing Sleep Bra. It’s a Mom’s Choice Award Winner and rated 5 stars by > 70% of reviewers.
For a budget option, the Motherhood Maternity Wrap Front Nursing Bra is your best bet. It’s one of the most popular nursing sleep bras on Amazon.
Further reading: Should you wear a bra to bed when breastfeeding?
If you can’t stand having your boobs restricted or it’s too warm to wear both a bra and a top to bed, then nursing camis might the answer to your woes. Nursing camis are light, breathable camisoles with built-in shelf bras to catch milk leaks and provide some support.
The Motherhood Maternity Clip Down Nursing Cami is made from 95% cotton and great value-for-money. It’s no wonder that it is the most popular nursing cami on Amazon.
If you have big boobs, the Kindred Bravely Simply Sublime Busty Nursing Tank have expanded fabric in the cups for additional coverage, wider straps and tighter knit fabric to cater for women with F cups and above.
This BRAVADO! Designs Seamless Classic Nursing Cami is made to be longer and extra stretchy to accommodate your changing body through pregnancy and nursing.
Check out the most popular nursing tanks and camis on Amazon.
If you’ve always been a pajamas or night gown kinda girl why let breastfeeding change your sleep style? I never knew there was a whole range of nursing sleepwear until I started breastfeeding. There are so many options to choose from but these are my favorites:
I love the lace on this supersoft Kindred Bravely Lucille Nightgown. I would wear this through breastfeeding and beyond.
The Bearsland 3-piece Nursing Pajama Set comes with a half-sleeve cardigan that you can layer over the top for cooler evenings.
The Kindred Bravely Clea Bamboo Pajama Set is soft and cooling, perfect for warm nights.
Not your style? To see what others are buying, check out the most popular nursing sleepwear on Amazon.
To wrap up
You can wear whatever you want to bed. Or decide to wear nothing at all.
IMHO, nursing sleep bras are the most comfortable and supportive sleepwear you can wear to bed when breastfeeding. However, if you’re not a fan of sleep bras, nursing camis or pajamas are comfy options too.
If you haven’t already, check out my guide on how to choose the right nursing bra for you.
- The 7 best nursing bras for sleeping like a baby
- The 6 best sleep pumping bras on Amazon
- The best sleep bras for large breasts
- Great alternatives to nursing bras
- Nursing bra vs regular bra: A quick and easy comparison