The importance of a good nursing bra can’t be overstated. And the best ones need to do a few things: be comfy, be practical, and make you feel pretty. Because let’s be honest, breastfeeding and pumping don’t always check all those boxes. To get you the best intel, we went straight to the source: We’ve gathered real-woman opinions on some of the best nursing bras (and tanks) around.

1. ThirdLove 24/7 Nursing Bra ($72): “This bra clasps in the front and also has nursing clasps on the straps. I wear it when I want to feel like I’m wearing a non-nursing bra but still [need to have] nursing access.” — Grace, mom of one

2. Storq Full Cup Bra ($46): “As a fashion editor, I got a ton of pitches for maternity wear while I was pregnant, so I can safely say that I tried most of the nursing and sleep bras on the market. Without a doubt, the best style I wore (and continue to wear) has been the Storq full coverage nursing bra. The wide band below the cups does a surprisingly good job supporting me while I sleep and nurse. The band doesn’t roll up or shift while I sleep (a marvel given the fact that I am a 34DDD) and the wire-free coverage even contains unwanted side boob.” — Zoey, mom of one

3. Kindred Bravely The Simply Sublime Nursing & Maternity Sports Bra ($30): “I love anything by Kindred Bravely, especially their cotton sports bra and French Terry Sleep Bra. Both are great for living in and sleeping in.” — Laura Chase, mom of one

4. H&M MAMA Nursing Tank Tops ($25, Pack of 2): “I used these tanks in lieu of a nursing bra because they’re comfy and ridiculously accessible. They’re also great under sweaters and they provide good belly coverage when breastfeeding, too!” — Jonna, mom of two

5. DKNY Seamless Energy Bralette in Black ($23+): “After my third baby, I discovered these DKNY seamless bralettes. For me, they doubled as the perfect second-skin pregnancy bra and nursing-friendly bra for an A or B cup. [They’re] super stretchy and hold [their] shape over time. There’s a removable thin lining and when I was engorged, I’d leave the padding out and slide in a washable nursing pad.” — Danielle, mom of five

6. Lively The Mesh Trim Maternity Bralette ($35): “While breastfeeding my second child, I wanted something that was less utilitarian than the unflattering tank bras I relied on with my first. I think these bralettes are the perfect combo of pretty and practical. They’re also lightly supportive, provide full coverage, and offer easy access.” — Jess, mom of two

7. Chantelle Merci Lightweight Nursing Bra ($74): “For an underwire style, do yourself a favor and invest in this bra. Many people told me to go for less expensive styles under the guise that you won’t be using them very long… 100 percent false. This bra is the closest you will get to feeling like your best self while nursing.” — Zoey

8. Storq Everyday Bra ($42): “This bra is in my top three. It’s not super supportive, but I like the easy pull-away access.” — Grace

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