Top 4 Yoga Brands for Nursing Mamas!
One of the questions I’m asked the most is what is the best nursing-friendly activewear out there. After I was cleared to practice and teach yoga again after having #yogababy, I searched high and low for clothes I could wear as a yoga teacher, teaching with my baby, needing to breastfeed mid-class, that still supported my postpartum body. To find support AND convenience was near impossible, until I found the following brands. They not only supported my postpartum journey, but helped make my breastfeeding adventure a more enjoyable one!
Coming in at the top of this category is BaoBei Maternity. They are not only a brand that 100% supports mamas, but also has a line of yoga wear with a focus on physical support. Their belly bands helped hold up my big growing belly when I was pregnant, and then postpartum, I found that their yoga wear evolved to help my now shrinking body. Their leggings hug my legs and stretched out belly, their yoga tank is super soft and allows you to wear any nursing bra with it. Plus, their newest nursing bra (pictured here) is super cute without looking like a typical nursing bra.
BeliBea creates by far the most convenient and useful nursing products. Not only are their nursing tank and bra super comfy, but both pieces have 2 clip downs – 1 for nursing and 1 for pumping. As a nursing mama trying to build up my supply, being able to conveniently feed AND pump was critical, but I didn’t think it was possible. Once I found these products, I realized I didn’t have to do one or the other, I could nurse THEN pump or even nurse AND pump at the same time. All while having the support and coverage I needed.
BeliBea’s Nourish Cami in – size Small
Buy now on BeliBea’s site HERE and use code STUDIOA+Y20 for 20% off!
For my first breastfeeding journey, I loved Bamboobies washable nursing pads. This time around, they also started offering their new nursing tank and yoga nursing brahhh, and I fell in love. Made out of super-soft bamboo rayon, their tank and bra are super comfortable for yoga class and beyond. The tank was actually my go-to sleeping shirt because it was so soft, but made midnight breastfeeding sessions easy. Their yoga nursing brahhh (gotta love that name!) is made out of that same ultra-soft bamboo rayon, but has a full coverage front, comfortable padding, and criss-cross back to help hold the girls in while teaching or practicing yoga. Plus, it comes in black and hot pink (pictured below)!
Bamboobies’ Yoga Nursing Brahhh in Hibiscus – size Small
Buy now on Amazon HERE!
Sweat and Milk
I love tanks and sports bras with pretty, strappy backs, but I never thought I would be able to find that in a nursing bra. Sweat and Milk is a newer company out there, and they by far have the most beautiful nursing bra I’ve found. The strappy back is gorgeous, and you still have the clip-down convenience in the front. I also love that the front has total coverage so that the girls aren’t falling out during yoga class (or during a quick yoga sesh in #yogababy's room!).
Sweat and Milk’s Oceane Nursing Sports Bra in Snow White – size Medium
Of course, listen to your body, to baby, and to your doctor postpartum before starting any exercise regimen, but know that there are brands out there ready to support you right after baby comes, and once you jump back into (or start a new way of) working out. Thank you to these amazing nursing-friendly brands for supporting new moms through their postpartum journeys. And for thinking about what nursing mamas really need to stay healthy while keeping their little ones healthy too! And to you bottle-feeding mamas, check out these brands too, they have products for new mamas no matter baby eats (as I always say #fedisbest!!).
Please note: I was provided the products featured free of charge, and was compensated with a minimal fee by each brand for my time writing this post, taking photos, and promoting the post across social media. That compensation in no way impacted my review of the brands. I absolutely love these brands!