Breastfeeding and nursing sports bras are tough bras to come by. The reason for this is that in order for a bra to be a safe breastfeeding bra it needs to allow for fluctuations in breast volume, which essentially means the fabric will have to have some "give" or stretch in it. This is the opposite of what we want out of a sports bra. A high impact sports bra need to use strong stretch resistant fabrics.
If you want a sports bra that has specially designed breast feeding clips or access you will need to accept that the fabric will have some give it in and as such won't be a high impact bra.
If you need high impact support we recommend choosing a style that is not designed for breast feeding and to only wear this bra for your 45-60 minute exercise session. This ensures that the firm fabrics of a sports bra aren't likely to cause mastitis as you are only wearing it for a short period. This approach means you aren't trying to get one bra to do two extremely opposite things, but rather two options that will each excel in their speciality.
The Zest Nursing Sports Bra is a great quality medium impact breastfeeding bra. If fitted well, it should be comfortable enough for long periods and the light stretch in the fabrics will allow for fluctuations in breast volume throughout the day.
The flexiwire in the Zest Nursing Sports Bra is not a traditional underwire. It is made of a flexible material, not a rigid metal. Flexiwire is thought to do the same job as an underwire, to shape and round the breast, without the risk of causing mastitis or blocking milk ducts. This will only be the case if the bra is fitted well, which is the same for any maternity or nursing sports bra.
She Science, Sports Bra Store, is a stockist of the Cake Maternity Zest Flexwire Sports Bra. Our store is located in Melbourne, Australia. Our in store bra fittings are available by appointment and can be booked online here.
Our online store ships the Cake Maternity Zest Flexwire Sports Bra Australia wide, and to some additional countries.
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