Nursing & Maternity BrasHotmilk maternity and nursing bras are designed by a team of experts who focus on ensuring the best fit, support and functionality for their bras, but at the same time, they never forget to ensure every bra is striking, feminine and aspirational!
Hotmilk nursing and maternity bras
Hotmilk nursing bras are not only stylish – but are both functional and comfortable!
Our bras come with one handed maternity clips allowing for ease of breastfeeding, 100% cotton lining (allowing the bra that contacts your body to be comfortable and great against sensitive skin), and great support. Seam friendly cups offer the ultimate in comfort and support, but without any compromise on sophistication or style.
Breastfeeding bras have 6 hooks at the back allowing you to extend the bra out with your pregnancy and clip back closer after you have given birth. Hotmilk follows global recommendations that a nursing bra should not have hard metal wires, we either use no wires at all, or flexi-wires allowing the bra to move with your body.
Why a nursing or maternity bra?
Nursing bras offer added features. They have the added feature of a clip, which some maternity bras may not have. This allows for easy fuss free feeding of your infant. There is no reason why you can’t wear a nursing bra during your pregnancy and you may find that after giving birth this nursing Bra may fit you well to breastfeed in.
When should I buy a bra?
If you're unsure of when you should make the switch, you're not alone. No two pregnancies are the same, so the answer to this common question will vary depending on how quickly your body grows or changes. Click through to find out when you should replace your regular bra.
What features does Hotmilk offer?
Not all bras are created equal. That’s why not every bra is suited to supporting you through your pregnancy. Keep reading to find out more about the added features that Hotmilk bra provides to ensure the ultimate combination of style, comfort, and practicality.
What is my size?
Your size will change with your body and breasts as they progress through each trimester. In fact, it’s not uncommon to have to increase your bra size 3 - 4 times during and post-pregnancy. Click through to find the perfect fit with our Fit Quiz and Bra Fitting Guides.
Why do I need a breastfeeding bra?
Most non-maternity bras do not allow room for your body to grow during pregnancy, and lack features that provide added support and comfort. Click through to read more about why you should switch to a breastfeeding bra when your normal bra starts to cause discomfort.
How do I fit my new Hotmilk bra?
Once you have your sizing figured out, it’s worth taking the time to learn how to fit your bra to ensure it’s as comfortable and supportive as it was designed to be. Keep reading to find out more about fitting your new Hotmilk bra.
Why Hotmilk Flexi-wire?
Hotmilk’s flexi-wire technology offers shape and support that’s as close to a non-maternity bra as you will find, with comfort and support that you can enjoy during breastfeeding and beyond. Click through to learn more about Hotmilk’s flexi-wire technology.
Have more questions?
Do you have more questions regarding pregnancy, nursing, or Hotmilk’s range of maternity wear? Keep reading to find the answers to all of your other questions including the difference between side-sling and A-frame straps as well as how many bras you will need.
Finding the right bra fit
As with all bras, finding the right fit can be a challenge. It is the same process as with standard bras, the band under your bust should sit flat across your back not riding upwards. Avoiding any cutting in on your breast tissue is important. Bras which are too tight can restrict the flow and amount of milk produced – so it is important to change to to a Maternity/Nursing bra after you feel like your non-maternity bras are uncomfortable and no longer fitting or offering the right support.
You may find your cup sizes change as your pregnancy progresses, every pregnancy and woman is different, however you may find you need to go up 3-4 cup sizes and increase your band size as your baby grows. Further changes can occur during the nursing cycle, when your milk flow comes in you may increase in the cup size before your bust size settles again.
This great video can help you check if you have the right size.
Alternative on-trend nursing bras available at Project Me, New Zealand.