If you’re a runner who wants to exercise throughout her pregnancy (and afterward), you know that you need to find a special combo running-nursing bra that you can rely on. These bras are nearly mythical, though. There are plenty of nursing sports bras for low-impact exercise, like yoga and walking, but there aren’t many bras for medium- to high-impact exercise. That’s why we did some digging and found the best nursing sports bras for running, so you don’t have to compromise your exercise routine (unless your doctor advises you to do so).
Our three picks are designed with runners in mind. These bras all have easy-access front closure, so you can feed your baby before or after your jog. The bras provide you with plenty of support, ensuring that you won’t be bouncing around in a painful way when you’re on mile three out of five. Two of our options have panels that’ll hide or obscure any leaks. In addition to being practical, these sports bras are stylish. You’ll feel and look good wearing them. Runner moms-to-be might even make the decision to wear only sports bras throughout the rest of their pregnancies.
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1. Gratlin Women’s Sports Maternity Nursing Bra
Made for low to medium impact exercise, like running, this sports bra will keep your breasts where they’re meant to be. This stretchy bra doesn’t have any wires. It’s kept in place with soft side slings and the racerback design. There’s a one-hand opening in front to make breastfeeding easier. The cups of the bra are lightly padded, so they’ll hide any leakage. This bra is available in more than five neutral colors.
2. Playtex Women’s Nursing Sports Bra
This special sports bra from Playtex is designed to flex and contract as your body changes with your pregnancy and postpartum. The fabric is cooling, and it’s equipped with a side sling and a thin cotton lining, so feel like you are supported and comfortable while wearing this sports bra. This bra has an adjustable front closure for when you want to breastfeed your little one. It’s available in black, gray, nude and white.
3. SYROKAN Front Adjustable High Impact Sports Bra
This bra isn’t technically advertised as a sports bra, but you can wear it as both a nursing bra and sports bra. If you’re logging in a ton of miles during your pregnancy, you know that you need a high-impact bra to keep everything in place. This bra has a lot of built-in support with a wide under-band and interior front yoke, which acts as a shock absorber. It has front-adjustable straps and a hook-and-loop velcro closure, which you could open for breastfeeding. You can get this sports bra in nine different colors.