4 of the best affordable maternity and breastfeeding bras

Having a baby can be expensive with many essential items you need to buy for yourself, and your baby. While you are pregnant you may need to buy a maternity bra and many can later be used for breastfeeding. However, there are many inexpensive options available.

Finding the right maternity and breastfeeding bra can be tricky, especially if you are buying online. You need to make sure that the bra you choose gives you the required comfort and support, which is also functional for breastfeeding once your baby arrives, if that’s what you choose.

In this article, we will explore the best affordable maternity and breastfeeding bra options available for expectant mothers.

Choosing an affordable maternity bra

Getting started

Before you purchase any maternity or breastfeeding bra you should get yourself measured by a professional. This will make sure that you are buying the right size and will prevent discomfort later on. If you are pregnant when you are purchasing your bras you should purchase them towards the end of your pregnancy as your body and breasts will change as your pregnancy progresses.

You can get measured at many department stores or most stores which sell lingerie, these fittings are usually free and will be taken in privacy. 

Money-saving tip

Maternity bras often have breastfeeding options with clasps to allow for easy access during breastfeeding. Buying a good maternity bra with a breastfeeding function will save you from purchasing additional bras when your baby arrives.

Adjustable bras or bras made from stretchy yet supportive materials will also reduce the need to buy separate bras, as the bra will be able to accommodate your changing body.  

Best affordable maternity and breastfeeding bras

Lindex MOM Seamless Nursing Bra: £14.99

This bra is made with soft modal and elastane making the bra soft and stretchy. The bra features drop cups and wide hook-and-eye fastening making breastfeeding easy. With certified 83% TENCEL™ modal material, this bra is also kind to the environment and sustainable.

Lindex MOM nursing bra

 

Seraphine Bamboo Maternity & Nursing Sleep Bras – Twin Pack: £35

This set of two nursing and maternity bras is great value and offers comfort and support. Made from bamboo viscose material these bras are ideal for sleeping in and will wick away moisture. The bras have a v-neck design and offer soft clip-free access for breastfeeding. The twin-pack option allows an affordable way to build up your bra supply. 

Seraphine nursing bra

Emma-Jane Seamfree Maternity & Nursing Bra: £16.00

Designed to adjust with your changing body due to its stretchy and comfy fabric this bra is an affordable choice from JoJo Maman Bébé. Wide straps offer support and the bra can be used for breastfeeding and also before birth.

JoJo maternity bra

H&M MAMA 2-pack Nursing Bras: £19.99

These twin-pack maternity and nursing bras from H&M are great value and are pretty with lace trim making a nice change from the usual plain maternity bras. Made from breathable jersey cotton material these bras will keep you comfortable and cool during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

H&M maternity bras

 

Final thoughts

Finding an affordable maternity and breastfeeding bra can be a challenge, with many options available. However, there is no need to splurge on a maternity bra or buy multiple separate bras for maternity and breastfeeding.

Finding a bra that is dual-purpose that can be used during pregnancy and for breastfeeding will help keep costs low. Many maternity bras are also adjustable and can be used post-birth for breastfeeding due to their stretchy soft fabrics.

Making sure that you get measured by a professional and choosing your bra carefully will help you feel more confident post-partum and more prepared for your breastfeeding journey.

Oh and don't forget to pack your bras in your hospital bag, as they will be essential once your baby arrives.

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