Maternity bras are designed to be adjustable so that they can expand to accommodate increasing breast size during pregnancy.
Another form of maternity bra is the nursing bra or drop cup bra which is designed to make breastfeeding easier. Nursing bras are usually made with flaps of fabric over the cup which can be undone and pulled down to access the nipple.
The following are some of the leading maternity and nursing bra brands available - Anita Maternity, Cake Lingerie, Carriwell, Emma-Jane, Freya, Goddess, Heidi Klum, Hot Milk and Royce.
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Adorned in lovely lace and decorated with a charming bow, the Heidi Klum Intimates Madeline Maternity Bra offers comfort and support with detachable straps for drop cup feeding. And with a choice of five fabulous colours, you'll be spoilt for choice. more
Comfort is key when wearing a nursing bra and this bra delivers in three ways; it is seamfree, giving an extra soft comfortable fit, the shoulder straps have restricted stretch for improved support, and there's a soft knitted underband. And at just £11, it won't break the bank either. more
- As delicious as it sounds, the White Chocolate bra by Cake Maternity is a gorgeous, on-trend maternity bra ideal for pregnancy and nursing. Styled in non padded cups, decorated with white lace and embroidered pattern this underwired bra has easy drop style cups for breast feeding.