There are many great options for maternity wear out there. Be wary of and make the right choice for extra comfort.
When you are breastfeeding you have to have extra protection regardless of your previous sleeping garments that you are used to wearing. The reason behind this is simple time management and some biological factors.
If you are a mother of a newborn then you know that you have to feed your little one every 2 to 3 hours. When your baby becomes a little older the frequency becomes less such as one or two times a day. When this change happens, your breast milk might be excess and can get leaked onto your dress or bed sheet.
If the size of your breast is large then I would advise you to wear something to support the weight of your breast so that you get a peaceful sleep at night. However, if you want something specific then, you should go for nursing sleep bras.
They are made exclusively for the sole purpose of providing comfort while lounging or sleeping. Nursing pajamas or camisoles are a great choice if you are used to not wearing bras when you go to sleep.
Here I am listing out a few factors that might affect you in some way so take a look at these and then decide whether or not to wear bras while you go to sleep.
If you have large breasts you have to wear a bra for support and comfort but if you have small breasts then it becomes your preference to wear or not to wear a bra. However, you might find it more comfortable wearing a nursing bra overnight when your body is adjusting to the changes happening from pregnancy, especially your breast adjusting to the production of milk.
Not everyone’s body is the same specially for women so if your breasts do not leak then it is your choice to wear a bra or not. However, if your breasts leak milk a lot then you will be needing nursing pads as well as something that supports the pads in their place. You no longer have to deal with your bed sheet being soaked with breast milk every morning.
This is a time when you need rest the most so you have to accommodate yourself with as many things as you can that will make your life comfortable and easy. As I have said before, if the size of your breasts are small then you may find no-bra more comfortable but if you have bigger breasts then you will find wearing a bra very comfortable.
You need to look for a bra that is soft, provides comfort while you are wearing it (preferably cotton made) will be a great choice and you can wear it in day time and night time. Sports bra or a nursing bra that is made based on sports bra style is also a good option to wear at night.
New mothers often struggle with nightwears because they do not want to wake to a bed full of soaked wet bed sheets from their leaking milk. If you are a new mama then you should not wear tight bras or tight top wear because it restricts the natural flow of your body. You may get blocked milk ducts in your breast if you wear something tight on your top half.
It is always advisable to wear something made of fabric that provides ultimate comfort and clothes that are easy flowing. This will allow your body to adjust to the new changes (that occurred because of pregnancy) easily.
Nursing nightgowns are soft, comfortable and cute night wears mostly made of cotton or any breathable fabric. If you want to use breast pads then you can hold them in place with the help of a bustier. Other than that there are silicone nursing pads which stick to your skin so you can use them as well if you do not want to wear a bra.
You can go for a nursing tank top that comes with a built-in bra. It will support your breasts while you are going to bed. They will also be able to hold your beast pad and that will soak the leaking milk from your breast.
Nursing tank tops are better than wearing pajamas that come with nursing bras. Nursing tank tops hold your breasts in place, providing great support while preventing your milk from leaking. The materials used to make the nursing tank tops or camis are usually very stretchy so that you feel comfy when you are going to bed.
If you do not like to wear bras when you are going to bed then you can also find nursing tank tops that do not come with a built-in bra. It will let you have access to your breasts easily and quickly. There are many silicone braless nursing pads that you can use at night to prevent soaking the bed sheet.
The regular pajamas that you used to wear daily would not work anymore at night. But the good news is that you can choose from various designs that are exclusively ade keeping in mind the comfort of new mothers and their struggle with breastfeeding. The designs of the nursing pajamas can seem a little bit similar to that of nursing tank tops.
You will find a few of them that come with an opening for the nipples and some of them come with a flap that allows you to have access to your breast on the side. There is another design named clasp design which you can fasten or unfasten to your preference and is kind of similar to the regular bra.
If you are worried about weather changes then there are nursing pajamas for winter as well. They come with long sleeves to protect you from freezing. In hot weather you can go for the pajama shorts set that will give you comfort.
NOTE: If you are wondering whether wearing bras to sleep might increase your milk production or decrease the production then you should know that tight bras cause blockage in your milk ducts.
I know that it is a dream come true to find something to wear at night that will be as comfortable as sleeping on a pile of cotton while having easy access to your breast for when you need to breastfeed your baby.
Some mamas who have breasts that are smaller in size and do not leak a lot while not needing much support can just wear something comfy like a nursing pajama, camis or an oversized T-shirt.
For mothers that have gone through a C-section, they have to avoid putting pressure on their belly area (specially the lower belly area) so they can opt for nursing nightgowns. Nursing nightgowns are free flowing and give you easy access to the breasts and also come with built-in bras if you choose to buy one. Nursing nightgowns which have shelf bras can provide you extra support (best for large breasts) and lets you insert a nursing pad as well.
This question is very subjective because some mothers can not tolerate wearing a bra almost all the time, especially if they live in a place where humidity is irritating such as Texas. On the other hand, some mothers do not mind wearing a nursing bra as well as nursing pads 24/7.
From personal experience, most nursing mamas have faced at least once in their lifetime leakage through their nighties which can be a little embarrassing though not unnatural. Mothers whose breasts leak milk a lot, find it problematic because it can happen when they are in public as well.
So if you want to prevent leakage at night then you can wear a nursing pad (some are stick-on silicone pads so you don’t have to wear a bra) under your nursing bra or nursing pajama or tank top.
It is upto your preference whether you want to wear a bra during breastfeeding or not. If you find going braless more comfortable for breastfeeding then you should do that. You should not force your body to submit to something because it can have a negative effect on your mind as well.
You should know that your breasts will become heavier once they start producing breast milk so you might need extra support and a good bra will help keep your breasts in shape.
Typically regular bras are tight around your breast that can cause blockage in your milk ducts which you do not want so it is better to wear a nursing bra or something that is made specially to accommodate your breasts through your nursing period. Also you should avoid bras that have wires and opt for something that allows your breasts to have their space.
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