Should I wear a bra to bed when pregnant?
As your pregnancy progresses, your breasts may feel heavy and sore when you’re trying to sleep. This is the time to think about maternity sleepwear in the form of a nursing sleep bra. Medela’s Sleep Bra is designed to fit your shape, whatever stage you’re at. It has no hooks or clips, so you won’t feel any lumps or bumps if you’re wearing it lying down. Plus, its soft fabric helps keep moisture away from your skin for a fresh feel all night long.
Being measured for a nursing sleep bra
Get yourself measured properly for a sleep bra to ensure a good fit. It’s a good idea to get remeasured for all your maternity underwear every couple of months during your pregnancy, as you may go through a few sizes as your baby and breasts grow. Check out our article on finding a maternity bra in the right size, which includes a handy bra size calculator and lots of other advice.
Breastfeeding with your sleep nursing bra
A good night-time nursing bra like the Medela Sleep Bra will make it simple to breastfeed your baby. If you need to breastfeed or pump during the night – which is pretty likely! – its crossover front gives you quick and easy access. Plus, it’s snug and stretchy enough to hold nursing pads in place as you sleep, keeping you dry and comfortable between feeds.
Caring for your Medela Sleep Bra
Given that you’re likely to wear your sleep bra a lot, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s machine washable – a 60 °C (140 °F) cycle is all it needs. Just be sure to follow the washing, drying and colour-care advice included in the packaging.