Pregnancy changes your body in many incredible ways. One of the most noticeable changes is to your breasts. Your boobs will continue to change as your milk comes in after delivery and as you establish a nursing routine with your baby.
We’re here to guide you through choosing the best nursing bras for large breasts. Whether you’re used to big boobs or are new to the world of busty sizing thanks to pregnancy hormones and breastfeeding, this blog will cover the best nursing bras for large busts.
Finding a great-fitting bra is a challenge when you’re a busty gal. There can be seemingly endless racks of “traditional” sizes, and if you happen to find that unicorn busty size, the bra itself may not be great. You've probably settled through most of your bra-wearing life, but your nursing and pregnant boobs deserve comfort and support. That’s why we created our Busty and Super Busty sizes – to ensure more women get access to the comfort they deserve through their pregnancy and nursing journeys.
Curious about what makes Busty and Super Busty bras different from regular bras? Both Busty lines have reinforced chest bands and are made from a tighter knit fabric to help support large breasts. They also have slightly wider straps.
A Busty bra is perfect for cup sizes DD/E - I cups or for women who may have a smaller band size but a larger cup size. If your cup size is I - K, our Super Busty bras are for you. They have extra support and padded straps so you’ll never have to sacrifice comfort or support. Click here to read more about our Busty sizing.
Remember: The best-fitting nursing bras for large breasts are supportive and comfortable while providing easy, one-handed access for nursing. Your boobs will, on average, weigh 30% more than they did before nursing, which means busty ladies will need all the support they can get.
Best Supportive Nursing and Pumping Bras for Large Busts
Sublime® Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra
We took elements from your favorite nursing bras and favorite pumping bras and combined them to create our Sublime® Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra. This game-changing bra securely fits all standard pump flanges and is great for occasional or exclusive pumpers. This all-in-one bra is hands-down (get it?!) one of the best nursing and pumping bras for large breasts.
Moms say: “I wear 36/38 J in 'sized' bras. I've struggled to find something that is not only comfortable but also supportive. Finding those two options combined is near impossible but to even find an option that has both AND the ability to be hands-free and a nursing bra is AMAZING! This bra is life-changing!!!!!!!!!! I ordered the XL Super Busty based on the size chart and it fits literally perfectly!”
Minimalist Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Plunge Bra
If you’re a mom who loves combining function and style, our streamlined pumping and nursing bra is for you. With a plunge cut, fixed padding, and easy pumping access, the Minimalist will be your go-to for nursing and pumping. Switch from nursing to pumping in a snap without having to change bras.
Moms say: “A definite must for pumping moms. I recently bought it for my pumping journey now that I am back to work and have not been disappointed. They feel great and are very soft. I am on the busty side and very much dislike the average nursing/pumping bra as they have little or no support. These have the adjustable straps and come with a bra extender. They are my favorite so far.”
Best Everyday Nursing Bras for Large Busts
Sublime® Nursing Sports Bra
Motherhood is a workout; that’s why we designed an entire line of maternity and nursing sports bras. We know a bigger bust may leave you feeling a little moist under the boob area. That’s why we chose a moisture-wicking fabric to keep you dry and comfortable whether you’re working out or feeding your baby. And with this bra’s drop-down cups, you can easily go from workouts to feedings. It really is the best nursing sports bra for large busts!
Moms say: “I ordered the Sublime Sports Bra because, well, my boobs hurt - they’re growing and my other bras weren’t helping. I received my order and put it on and wore it the rest of the day and the following few days. I immediately purchased a 2nd in another color and went for the French Terry one because if this one is good, it’s worth trying another, right? Happily surprised the next two were also a hit.”
Ultra Comfort Smooth Classic Nursing Bra
If there was any doubt given its name, this bra is one of the most comfortable nursing bras for large breasts. This wireless nursing bra creates the smoothest of silhouettes and virtually disappears under clothes. If you’re a busty gal you’ll love the snug and supportive fit – it’s the perfect bra to wear under nursing T-shirts and nursing tanks. It also features removable padding so you can customize your coverage.
Moms say: “My favorite thing about this bra is the buttery soft material! As a nursing mom, it was a change to start sleeping in a bra. But this bra is perfect for just that! The level of comfort and support is perfect for all the overnight feeds. The sizing was spot on. I am a 38 DDD and ordered the extra large and it fits perfectly. It provides the level of support I need. The straps and band are even comfortable and don't dig into you. I highly recommend this bra!!!”
Best Sleep Nursing Bra for Large Breasts
Sublime® Adjustable Crossover Nursing & Lounge Bra
Do you crave comfort and support for your large chest? Check out our award-winning crossover nursing bra, which has dreamy, ultra-soft fabric. The simple crossover design allows for easy feeds, and the adjustable straps allow you to customize support for maximum comfort.
Moms say: “I love these bras! Before I was pregnant I had trouble finding comfortable bras because I am so petite with big boobs, but now that I am pregnant and have even bigger boobs I have been struggling. I am so glad I found a company that makes a comfortable bra that is for busty women! Medium busty fit perfectly!”
Best Supportive Nursing Bras for Large Breasts
Ribbed Signature Cotton Nursing & Maternity Bra
You don’t have to sacrifice style for support and comfort with this bra. It features a super-flattering plunge neckline and a ribbed cotton fabric. The straps easily convert into a racerback style, which can provide more support for your boobs. The molded cups define and shape your breasts, helping you feel confident and comfortable while still offering convenient access for feeding.
Moms say: “I love this bra! I got the small busty size and it is very supportive for a 32F, without the use of an underwire! The straps are nice and thick, but not bulky. The padding is thick enough to lift and cover everything. And it is very easy to nurse in. I feel confident in this. It’s great for under T-shirts, but the nice V makes it a good bra for a date night dress. This just feels like what a bra should be - supportive, invisible, and not something you have to worry about while wearing it.”
Signature Sublime® Contour Nursing & Maternity Bra
When you’re establishing a breastfeeding relationship with your new baby, bunched padding and an uncomfortable nursing bra are the last things you need to be worried about. Enter our fixed padding nursing T-shirt bra. Designed with comfort for your girls in mind, this wire-free bra features a stretchy but supportive band.
Moms say: “So many nursing bras sacrifice support for comfort but this one has both! Comfortable enough for 24-hour wear but doesn’t leave my ladies sagging.”
Remember, don’t get discouraged if you’re new to having large boobs. If you have any questions, get in touch with our Customer Care Team. They'd love to help you find a great-fitting bra that provides the comfort and support you deserve during every season of motherhood! And for more information on how nursing bras work, check out our guide.
PS: Here are a couple of frequently asked questions about nursing bras that you might also have!
How big of a nursing bra should I buy?
You won’t be able to predict how your boobs will respond to pregnancy and breastfeeding. In fact, one of the most common mistakes new nursing moms make is buying their nursing bras too soon. Your cup size might not change at all, or your breasts might grow up to 4 cup sizes. Every woman is different – your bra size can even change from one pregnancy to the next. Your boobs might change more throughout your breastfeeding journey, especially if you become engorged or have an oversupply of milk.
We recommend waiting a bit after delivery to purchase new nursing bras. This will give your milk supply time to come in and regulate after delivery. If you’re looking to buy a nursing bra before delivery, wait until your eighth month of pregnancy. By then, your body has undergone most of the major changes, and your boobs will be similar in size to how they will be postpartum.
How many nursing bras do I need?
We recommend having at least three nursing bras in your postpartum wardrobe. That’s why we designed our Wash Wear Spare® Nursing Bra (3-pack): one nursing and maternity bra to wash, one to wear, and one to spare!
Pro Tip: You may also want to stock up on nursing pads like our Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads and our Ultra Absorbent Reusable Nursing Pads.