Months 0-3 Postpartum
All-day and sleeping:
No bra or a super stretchy, non-compressive bra, like The Everything Bra or The Effortless Bra
For pumping or more support:
You can wear a more structured bra—like The So Easy Bra, The Back At It Bra, or The Do Anything Bra—for 3 hours or less. In Stage 1 you’re at greater risk for complications like plugged ducts and mastitis, which is why we recommend wearing more compressive bras – like pump bras – for only a few hours. The idea is that you want to avoid becoming engorged, or even full of milk, while wearing a compressive bra. In Stage 1, that happens more frequently, hence the 3-hour limit for wearing compressive bras during this period.