7 Best Nursing Pajamas of 2021
Best Nursing Pajamas
March 20, 2021

Best Nursing Pajamas

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Best Nursing Pajamas

You’ll never appreciate the simple comforts of life more than when you’re taking care of a newborn: sipping a desperately needed cup of coffee, taking a shower after who knows how many dry-shampoo days, getting an extra 23 minutes of sleep and slipping into the comfiest pair of pajamas.

You might find yourself spending a crazy amount of time in your jammies during those first few months. If you plan on breastfeeding, we recommend adding some nursing pajamas to your wardrobe. They’ll help keep you comfy and provide easy access for nursing, especially during chillier nighttime feeding sessions.

That’s because nursing pajamas are designed specifically for breastfeeding—with pull-down or pull-apart fabric at the chest. They keep the rest of you covered up so you don’t get chilly during the middle of the night or give your visitors a full-on peep show. The bonus? Most can also be worn during pregnancy because of their stretchy fabric or looser fits.

Take a look at the best PJs we’ve found for everyone from die-hard nightgown types to those who prefer top-and-bottom combos.

Best Nursing Pajama Set

If you’re looking for nursing-friendly pajamas with longevity, this set from Kindred Bravely will last far beyond just the breastfeeding stage with features for before, during and after you’re nursing. The fabric is 10% spandex, so it’s got built-in stretch as your belly grows during pregnancy. While you’re nursing, the top of the shirt separates to allow for easy access for baby or a breast pump. And long after you’ve stopped nursing, the super soft fabric will still keep you cozy in colder weather—these PJs even make a great under layer for your daytime clothes in the winter.

Additional Specs
Sizes S-XXL

Best Nursing Pajama Top

Even if you’re all set on pajama bottoms, it’s still a good idea to add a couple nursing tops into your PJ mix. Luckily, you can use any nursing top that’s comfortable enough to sleep in, like this nursing cami from bravado! Basics. It works as both a daytime and a nighttime nursing top thanks to its soft, seamless fabric, fold-down cups and knit-in bra with removable pads. Not crazy about the idea of sleeping in a shelf-bra? Trust us, it comes in handy for keeping nursing pads in place overnight.

Additional Specs
Sizes S-XXL

Best Nursing Nightgown

More of a nightgown person? We get that. Nightgowns are perfect for warmer weather and are often easier for nursing access, not to mention way comfortable if you have a C-section incision. This spaghetti-strap nightgown from Gap Maternity features easy strap clips that unhook and fold down just like most nursing bras and camis. And don’t worry about this looking like any old frumpy maternity gown—the empire waist and lacy neckline keep you looking flowy and fancy even while you sleep.

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Sizes XS-XXL

Best Nursing Pajamas for the Hospital

If you deliver your baby in a hospital, you’re going to have to wear a hospital gown. But you don’t necessarily have to wear their hospital gown. This one from Kindred Bravely is not only a lot softer and cuter than your typical hospital garb, it also doubles as a nursing nightgown. Velcro closures down the front and back give your delivery team easy access for an epidural and/or C-section incision while closures at the shoulders allow you to pull the material down and give your baby easy access for skin-to-skin and nursing. And did we mention it has pockets?!

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Sizes S/M/L or XL/XXL

Best Nursing Pajamas with a Robe

Robes are often a much-appreciated feature of any nursing pajama set, especially during your hospital stay and for those times when loved ones are visiting. They provide a quick cover if you prefer modesty, but they also pull aside easily when baby is ready to nurse. Not only does this pajama and robe set get the nursing and covering job done, it also comes with a matching gown and hat for your newborn (so get your camera ready for that first #twinning shot!).

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Sizes XS-XL

Best Plus-Size Nursing Pajamas

Loungewear never looked so chic! Perfect for pregnancy, nursing and every day, this soft jersey cotton pajama set is both comfortable and luxurious. The half-button top makes nursing easy, and the pants are C-section friendly with a wide, mid-height waistband. Pair that with the belted robe and overall loose fit and you’ll be set for ultra-comfy relaxation.

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Sizes XS-3X

Most Convenient Nursing Pajamas

The whole point of nursing-friendly pajamas is having easy access for breastfeeding or pumping—and when you’re exhausted in the middle of the night, you might not want to fumble with buttons or strap clips. Pull-aside tops are typically the easiest for nursing, but if you want ease and convenience with a little more modesty, check out this magnetic-closure set from Magnetic Me. Even at your most sleep-deprived, it’s easy to just pull down on one side of the magnets to pop them open. Made with the same unbelievably soft modal fabric as the magnetic-closure baby outfits they’re known for, this set also features a soft, wide waistband that won’t irritate C-section incisions.

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Sizes S-L
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