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Best Pregnancy and Nursing Products for New Moms

Must-Have Maternity and Nursing Items

best pregnancy and nursing products for new moms, award-winning nursing clothes

Every mom deserves the very best when it comes to maternity and nursing wear. Kindred Bravely’s collections include a host of award-winning products that are sure to help with any mama’s maternity or postpartum clothing needs. While awards don’t mean everything, they do confirm just how perfect our clothes are for expectant and breastfeeding moms. Read on to learn more about our fan-favorite award winners, designed by moms to make the journey through pregnancy and breastfeeding as comfy as possible!


Angelina Nursing Nightgown

Angelina Nursing & Maternity Nightgown

Mom's Choice Awards Gold, Best of Lucie's List, Family Review Center Gold

Functional as either a nightgown or a dress, this piece is a staple for any expectant or nursing mom’s wardrobe. It’s the perfect garment for new moms, from welcoming visitors in the hospital to going on family outings. The double-layered, criss-cross design allows for discreet breastfeeding, while the luxuriously soft material makes it comfortable enough to wear all night. 

labor and delivery gown

Bravely Labor and Delivery Gown

Mom's Choice Awards Gold, Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner

This one-of-a-kind gown is a hospital bag must-have for any expectant mom. Incredibly soft and functional, this piece comes in a variety of fun, colorful prints, and its pockets make it possible to keep necessities close by at all times. The shoulder snaps and Velcro front simplify pre-delivery care for both mom and baby; after delivery, these features provide easy access for breastfeeding and skin-to-skin. 

Clara nursing shirt, nursing top

Clara Criss-Cross Nursing Top

National Parenting Product Awards Winner

Lightweight, cozy, and perfect for layering with a tank, this infinity pullover is a must-have for new and expectant mamas. The roomy wrap design flatters pregnant and postpartum bodies, and nursing moms will adore the easy-access openings for discreet breastfeeding at home or on-the-go.

Davy nursing pajamas, maternity pajamas

Davy Nursing & Maternity Pajamas

Best of Lucie's List, Mother & Baby Awards Finalist, Mom's Choice Awards Gold 

This top and pant pajama set is perfect for the early-postpartum stage when new moms often wear sleepwear around the clock. Those early days can be absolutely exhausting, and new moms deserve the ultimate in comfort while they heal and take care of their new arrival. The soft, stretchy fabric makes nursing a breeze, and the stylish design allows new moms to lounge around without feeling sloppy or frumpy. The top can even be worn with jeans while out and about!

French terry racerback bra, nursing bra

French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra

Mom’s Choice Awards Gold, Verywell Family Best Nursing Sleep Bra, Experienced Mommy Best Product

This ultra-cozy bra features a simple crossover front that can be quickly pulled aside for nursing. Since new moms often breastfeed every few hours, easy access is key. With no elastic, clasps, or underwire, this bra guarantees ultimate comfort for many situations – sleeping, hanging around the house, and even walking or practicing yoga.

compression panties, high-waisted compression underwear, postpartum underwear

High-Waisted Postpartum Compression Panties

National Parenting Product Awards Winner 

These chic, high-waisted compression panties provide support and gentle compression in all the right places, without irritating sensitive skin or a C-section incision. The light compression supports postpartum recovery while providing a discreet slimming look; plus, the fun, feminine lace will help her feel like herself in her new mom body – even if the rest of her is covered in spit-up!

postpartum recovery panties

High-Waisted Postpartum Recovery Panties

Best of Lucie's List, Mom’s Choice Awards Gold

Ideal for recovery no matter how she delivered, this ultra-soft, full-coverage underwear is made of stretchy fabric that sits above her waist (or C-section incision) and naturally conforms to her changing body. A perfect transition from the mesh underwear hospitals provide, these panties offer plenty of room for pads, and the wide, lace waist won't rub or dig in. 

Louisa maternity leggings

Louisa High-Waisted Maternity Leggings

Mom’s Choice Awards Gold

These sleek, stylish, and versatile leggings are designed for all women and are especially helpful for the transition from pregnancy to breastfeeding. Specifically engineered to support her tummy and hug her curves, these maternity leggings are made of premium fabric that molds to her body and never loses shape.

Marvella Nursing T-shirt bra

Marvella Maternity & Nursing T-shirt Bra

Best of Lucie's List, The Cribsie Awards 2016 Academy Star

Constructed from super-soft fabric, this bra provides comfort and support for nursing moms. The two styles—the Classic and Luxe—are ideal for everyday wear. The Classic boasts a smooth and stretchy racerback design and a deep cut that’s perfect for V-neck shirts and dresses, while the Luxe offers an O-ring that allows mom to choose between a traditional back and a racerback. The easy fold-down cups and front-adjustable straps in both Marvella models simplify the breastfeeding process.

organic breast pads, nursing pads

Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads

Eco-Excellence Awards 2018 Winner, Mom's Choice Awards Gold 

These soft, washable nursing pads offer leakage protection without feeling bulky. Their contoured shape pairs well with any nursing bra, and they provide extra comfort for mamas with sore, sensitive nipples. Available in a set of four pairs, these ultra-absorbent pads come in a cute waterproof carrying case that is perfect for organization purposes. An added bonus: organic bamboo products tend to soften with each wash!

organic cotton bra, nursing bra, sleep bra

Organic Cotton Nursing & Sleep Bra

Eco-Excellence Awards 2017 Winner, Cribsie Easiest Access Nursing Bra Award 

Soft and lightweight, this bra offers gentle support 24/7. Its organic cotton material is environmentally friendly and feels great against even the most sensitive skin. The pull-aside, wire-free design ensures comfort and ease for the nighttime breastfeeding sessions that new moms know so well.

sublime maternity tank, nursing tank, nursing cami

Simply Sublime Maternity & Nursing Tank

Mom’s Choice Awards Gold, Experienced Mommy Best Product 

With seamless construction and a built-in bra with removable padding (no need for a separate nursing bra!), this super-soft maternity and nursing tank top has an extra-long, hip-length cut, which offers ample coverage for her baby bump or postpartum tummy. Easy clip-down cups allow for quick access for nursing or skin-to-skin contact, making it ideal to wear day or night.

sublime nursing bra, maternity bra

Simply Sublime Nursing Bra

Mom's Choice Awards Gold, Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval, What to Expect Mom Must-Have Award Finalist, Experienced Mommy Best Product

Adjustable straps and removable padding make this versatile bra a must-have for any expectant or nursing mom. The drop-down cups are smooth and seamless, while the stretchy fabric allows for fluctuations in cup size. Supportive and comfortable, this bra can be worn day or night, which any new mom will appreciate. 

nursing sports bra

Sublime Nursing Sports Bra

National Parenting Product Awards Winner

Designed with active mamas in mind, the Sublime Nursing Sports Bra has clip-down cups for easy breastfeeding access, ensuring that she’s ready to feed her baby whenever hunger strikes. Perfect for lower-impact activities like yoga and hiking, this sleek, pullover nursing bra is made of super-soft, breathable, moisture-wicking material that will keep her dry and comfortable throughout her workout.

These nursing and maternity clothes have received glowing reviews from various websites, organizations, and, most importantly, moms. We’d love for you to experience the comfort and confidence these award-winning products have brought to so many BraveMoms. 

Description of Awards

The “Best of Lucie’s List” designation indicates that a product is among the best of its kind.

The Cribsie Academy Star recognizes new products that excel in the areas of “innovation, style/design, marketability, and utility.”

The Eco-Excellence Awards honor products and businesses that display “sustainability, social responsibility, health, and wellness.” 

Experienced Mommy began with a simple premise: "to help moms make good decisions."

The Family Review Center acknowledges products that provide excellent quality and value to customers.

The Mom’s Choice Awards are distributed to top products and services created for children, families, and educators.

The Mother & Baby Awards are given to top-notch products and brands tested by moms, for moms. 

National Parenting Product Awards has a simple mission — “find and showcase the best toys, baby and family products.”

The Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval is an endorsement that demonstrates a product has been tested and approved by real-life families.

Verywell Family exhaustively researches and recommends a broad range of products and ultimately makes a curated list of recommendations from writers with subject-matter expertise. 

What to Expect, an online community of millions of parents, is “the world’s best-known, most trusted pregnancy and parenting brand, helping every parent know what to expect, every step of the way.”