When you are pregnant and breastfeeding, your breasts need a lot of support, during both the day and night. In order to reduce back pain and prevent stretch marks and future sagging, you should wear a sleep bra for nighttime sleeping and nursing sessions.
Sleep bras are nursing bras designed to be worn for sleeping and any late night breastfeeding that interrupts your sleep. A sleep bra holds your breasts in place throughout the night. Its soft, comfortable elastic under the bust cushions and supports your breasts and its thick straps support your increased bust size without digging into your shoulders and back.
Although a sleep bra is important throughout your pregnancy, it is basically essential starting at month six, when your bust begins its biggest growth spurt. It may even be used for low-impact exercise. Your own comfort is essential when you are nursing, since it benefits both you and your baby. The sleep bra’s soft, stretchy cotton spandex material cradles your bust without compressing it. Since, it contains no underwire, you do not have to worry about clogged milk ducts. It keeps nursing pads in place throughout the night and its pullover, wrap design makes it easy to wear.
Ideally, you should own a total of three sleep nursing bras: one to wear, one to wash, and one to have ready.