When you’re a new mom, one of the most important things you need is a nursing bra, so you need to invest in a well-fitting nursing bra to make breastfeeding easier and comfortable for you. However, this can be overwhelming and a lot of work trying to find the right nursing bra. With so many options to choose from, it’s important to find one that will fit your changing body and keep you comfortable throughout the day. So, where do you start in your quest for the perfect nursing bra? In this blog post, learn the essential features that you should consider when selecting a nursing bra.

Measure Yourself

When nursing, many women experience their breasts becoming heavy and large, which can be quite uncomfortable. To alleviate this discomfort, it’s essential to invest in a supportive nursing bra. This makes your breastfeeding experience more comfortable and enjoyable. This means the first step in buying a nursing bra is to measure yourself correctly. With our Larken X fit + size guide we’ll explain how to measure your bra and cup size, how it should fit, and what kind of bra size you should go with. Once you know your size, shop our Larken X nursing and pumping bra in black, white, marine, or sand!

Comfort is Key

It’s important to choose a nursing bra that’s comfortable and one you can seamlessly transition from day to night in, and sleep in as well. Breastfeeding can increase a mom's body temperature, and the last thing you want is to feel hot, uncomfortable, sticky, and sweaty. Look for soft, breathable moisture-wicking fabric, and ones that don’t have uncomfortable features such as zippers, clips, or elastic so you can nurse and pump easily. You may also want a nursing bra that has a smooth finish so that it doesn't show under your clothing.

Consider Functionality

Nursing bras should offer comfort, easy access, and functionality. Ensure that the nursing bra you choose is flexible so it doesn’t restrict arm movements when you breastfeed, or one that is hands-free so you can pump as well. Find a nursing bra that you can wear to work and even to sleep in, so you can seamlessly transition between activities during the day.


Ensure that you purchase a high-quality bra that lasts a long time, offers support, and is easy to wash. A good nursing bra is durable, offers great support, and provides the maximum amount of comfort.


Nursing bras are designed for regular use, which means you will be washing them frequently. To get the most out of your nursing bra and make sure it lasts for a long time, be sure to follow the washing instructions that come with it. What’s great about the Larken X is that it’s washer and dryer friendly, so you don’t have to spend time hand washing it.

Choosing the right nursing bra could help your breastfeeding experience.  From support, comfort, nursing access, durability, and size and fit, the functionalities of a nursing bra are crucial. When you select a nursing bra, prioritize your comfort and keep your changing body in mind. Learn more about nursing bra size and fit, and shop our Larken all-in-one nursing and pumping bra today!