Nursing Bra verses Build in Bra Tank Tops

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I got 2 nursing bra for going out. They are so comfy. Tank tops are only good for staying home and for summer time. I wouldn’t recomend feeding my son in a taank in public. I recommend at least one of these. They are so comfy that even after breastfeeding you can still wear them. I alo purchased two sleeping bras. I recommend bras cause thet hold in breast pads better and you need those for at least a month or 2 after baby is born while your milk adjustes itself to suit baby needs.

<h3 class=”newaps”>Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra</h3>

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  Bored6.
Post # 3
46982 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You will be amazed at the difference a proper bra can make in your comfort level. Those tank tops provide little support.

Post # 4
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love nursing bras and tank tops. I had my son in the summer so was fine wearing tank tops or normal bras around the house in the beginning, (I was normally a C cup prior to baby so that gives you an idea of the level of support I need) but it is soooo much easier to be in public (or now when it’s a little cooler and I can’t just wear a tank top) to have a nursing bra or tank top on! I know they are pricey but having a few of them is worth it. Bravado is the best I have, but are really expensive. Target works fine as well. 

Post # 5
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I loaded up on nursing bras in the weeks leading up to my due date and also got a few nursing tanks. I’m a month in to nursing and I pretty much only wear the tanks (My favorite are the brand mentioned above that are sold in Target). Maybe things will change when I go back to work but I highly recommend the tanks! It was easy for me because I wore maternity tanks with open button down shirts in my last trimester so now I do the same thing but with the nursing tanks. 

Post # 6
1665 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would get nursing bras. They are so much more supportive. Also, maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t get regular tanks, get a few nursing tank tops. They are fairly cheap at target. If I’m not wearing a bra out in public, I wear a nursing tank under a regular shirt. It makes NIP sooo easy. Just life up your regular shirt and unclasp the tank, then your stomach and upper boob is covered. 

Post # 7
4512 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had tanks and bras. I definitely preferred the bras. Your boobs will be pretty big; you’ll want the support. Also, as PP said, it’s easier to stick nursing pads in a bra. I also found that I revealed less of myself by wearing a nursing bra and a regular shirt, as opposed to a nursing tank. 

Post # 8
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

missjewels:  I used the tanks around the house, but I really prefered the bras 90% of the time.  If you think about the logistics, when wearing the nursing tank and you go to feed baby, you are going to end up with a lot of skin showing.  With the bras you pull your shirt up first covering the top half of your boob. Baby’s head cover your nipple area and baby’s body and your arm holding him cover your stomach area.  I was much mor comfortable nursing like that.

Post # 9
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wear tanks around the house, but my boobs are much too big to not wear a bra in public LOL! I do wear DIY nursing tank (literally a spaghetti strap with cut and sewn straps in a little loop, and hook loop around nursing bra clip) under everything that I wear in public though so that I can nurse without flashing my sexy stretch marks.

Post # 10
7434 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I lived in tanks with built in bras after Dirty Delete was born. I found them to be way more comfortable and easier than nursing bras.

Post # 11
9755 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely prefer the nursing bras.  I got one nursing tank I wore for a few weeks around the house and haven’t worn it again yet (my baby is 6 mo).  I actually still wear my maternity tanks from old navy a lot…they are stretchy enough just to pull down to feed the baby, so I wear them ALL THE TIME!  But nursing tanks are good for wearing underneath another shirt if you want to lift that up to nurse in public.  The reason I’m not a huge fan of the nursing tanks is because I have a long torso and I find them too short for me (another reason I love the maternity tanks- they are longer!!).

Plus I went back to work and I need to wear a normal bra at work lol, so I wear my nursing bra to work as well (snap it down to pump so I don’t have to remove it completely).

Post # 12
6106 posts
Bee Keeper

missjewels:  When I did breastfeed, bras were much better.  But regular bras were better than that, but obviously since I was activeately breastfeeding I needed the nursing bras.  I would say tanks are better for sleeping.  I needed the support while sleeping because my breasts got huge after my milk came in.

Post # 13
4283 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wear both. A nursing bra and a Nursing tank every day. My daughter has been EBF for 8 months and counting. It’s the best solution for us 🙂

Post # 14
1153 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wear the bravado nursing bra tanks from, I also have a few of their seamless silk bras that are super coz. Bravado has a “simply bravado” line at Target that makes a nice nursing tank that goes well under t-shirts. It’s nice for nursing in public, I can pull my shirt up and unclip my nursing tanktop without my flabby mama belly hanging out =) I’ve also invested a small fortune in nursing bras/tanks because they are SO comfy and I’m probably going to be wearing them daily for at least 1 year.

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