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There is a good chance that you are thinking about ways to make feeding your baby easier, more convenient, and a whole lot more cozier. We have rounded up the best pajamas for nursing.

We looked for breastfeeding sleepwear that had good reviews. We asked new parents for their suggestions, and included some that worked well for our editors.

We know that cost is important when you are buying baby gear, so we have included a price range for each item.

Price guide

  • $ = under $30
  • $$ = $30–$70
  • $$$ = over $70

Best for cold nights

Ekouaer Maternity Pajama Set

  • Price: $
  • Material: 95 percent rayon, 5 percent spandex
  • Sizes: S–XXL
  • Pros: soft, breathable material
  • Cons: some reviewers complain that the pajamas were too big

“These comfy pajamas from Ekouaer are perfect for those chilly nights when you don’t want to be warm.”

The soft material and deep V-neck opening allow baby to have easy access for feeding while you stay warm.

The two-layer design comes without snaps or clips, which makes it easier to breastfeed or pump when company is around. Plus, the long pants instantly turn this PJ set into loungewear for use in the hospital or at home.

The PJs have an elastic waistband, which means you can wear them during your pregnancies too.

Best comfortable pajamas for looking stylish

Baby Be Mine 2-in-1 Maternity Nursing Nightgown and Robe

  • Price: $$
  • Material: 95 percent cotton, 5 percent spandex
  • Sizes: S/M and L/XL
  • Pros: durable, soft fabric; comes with a robe; customers love the styles offered
  • Cons: limited sizes; some customers complain the set runs too small

The super chic nightgown comes in a number of colors and patterns.

The elastic neckline makes it easy to breast feed during the night. It is a great match for warmer temperatures.

Best for a gift

Everly Grey 5-Piece Maternity and Nursing PJ Set

  • Price: $$$
  • Material: 95 percent rayon, 5 percent spandex
  • Sizes: XS–XL
  • Pros: includes a matching gown and cap for your newborn; soft fabric
  • Cons: high price point; some reviewers mention quality of fabric deteriorates after gentle wash

If you want a breastfeeding top, robe, pants, and a matching newborn gown in one set, then check out this set from Everly Grey.

You can choose from a matching hat or a gift bag. It is a great gift to give to a friend who is also expecting or to put on your baby shower registry.

Best for labor, delivery, and nursing

Baby Be Mine 3-in-1 Labor/Delivery/Nursing PJ Set

  • Price: $
  • Material: 100 percent cotton jersey knit
  • Sizes: S/M and L/XL
  • Pros: snap tank sleeves, nice designs, lightweight fabric
  • Cons: limited sizes

The three-in-one gown from Baby Be Mine is both affordable and adorable.

This gown is made for labor and delivery and breastfeeding.

The shoulder snaps allow easy access for breastfeeding, while the waist gives you the freedom to choose your look. The gown is machine-washable and safe to put in the dryer.

Best for every size

Kindred Bravely Davy Ultra Soft Maternity Nursing Pajama Sleepwear Set

  • Price: $$
  • Material: 94 percent viscose, 6 percent spandex
  • Sizes: S–XXL
  • Pros: various sizes available, super soft fabric
  • Cons: some reviewers mention the sizing can run small

This sleepwear set is one to have on your list.

“The set includes a short sleeve shirt and long pants. The material is elastic-free so it shouldn’t dig or chafe.”

This set is machine-washable and safe for the dryer, which is a big plus for pregnant women. It comes in a variety of sizes.

Best for staying cool

Cool-jams Sleepwear

  • Price: $$–$$$
  • Material: 100 percent poly microfiber
  • Sizes: S–XXL/XXXL (depends on product type)
  • Pros: multiple different styles, super soft material, cooling pajamas
  • Cons: some reviewers mention sizing can run small

You probably equate a term like “moisture-wicking” with socks or workout clothes.

But when you have a tiny human attached to you all the time, being able to lounge in a pair of PJs that absorbs moisture and keeps your skin cool and comfortable is a lifesaver. This is, not to mention, a necessity, especially when dealing with postpartum night sweats (thank you, raging hormones!).

The solution? Cool-jams sleepwear.

There are a variety of styles to choose from, including snap front nightshirt, button front short set, and a button front PJ set with both long and short sleeves. The heat and water from the body are drawn away from the body and then dried quickly, to help regulate the temperature.

Cool-jams recommends sleep shorts for warmer weather, as long sleeves could increase sweating, and mentions how their pajama pants are meant for cooler weather, in one of the reviews.

Best comfortable postpartum sleep bra

Motherhood Maternity Sleep Bra

  • Price: $
  • Material: 95 percent cotton, 5 percent spandex
  • Sizes: S–3X
  • Pros: variety of sizes, soft, supportive
  • Cons: some reviewers mention sizing is off

Not everyone likes a full set of pajamas. You may want something that supports your breasts and also has the option to use breast pads.

The sleep bra is entered.

This option is a pullover. The crossed style makes it easy to get a cup to the side. The cotton and spandex blend makes it easy to wash.

Name Price Material Sizes available
Ekouaer Maternity Pajama Set $ 95% rayon, 5% spandex S–XXL
Baby Be Mine 2-in-1 Maternity Nursing Nightgown and Robe $ 95% cotton, 5% spandex S/M & L/XL
Everly Grey 5-Piece Maternity and Nursing PJ Set $$$ 95% rayon, 5% spandex XS–XL
Baby Be Mine 3-in-1 Labor/Delivery/Nursing PJ Set $ 100% cotton jersey knit S/M & L/XL
Kindred Bravely Davy Ultra Soft Maternity Nursing Pajama Sleepwear Set $$ 94% viscose, 6% spandex S–XXL
Cool-jams Sleepwear $$–$$$ 100% polymicrofiber S–XXL/XXXL (depending on product)
Motherhood Maternity Sleep Bra $ 95% cotton, 5% spandex S–3X

As a breastfeeding parent, you can expect to feed your newborn at least 8 to 12 times a day for at least the first month. That’s a lot of dressing and undressing if you’re not wearing the right clothing.

You can try to make it through the next few months or years in your nightie, but sooner or later you will want to wear a pair of postpartum pajamas.

Even in the most sleep-deprived state, breastfeeding sleepwear is designed for comfort and convenience, which allows you to get the job done.

Most breastfeeding pajamas come in gowns, pants, shirt set, or shorts and top. There are also combo sets that include a robe. When you get a visit from a neighbor, these can be useful.

If you are looking for the most comfortable, cozy, functional pajamas for postpartum, with easy breastfeeding access, but not lacking in style, you are in luck. There are so many different styles and price points that there is a PJ that is perfect for every parent.

When buying breastfeeding pajamas, consider comfort and ease of use.


“You will want to consider the material. Many parents prefer fabrics that don’t get wet. You deserve that, especially after 9 months of sweaty body parts rubbing together.”

If you have a baby, itch is your enemy. Cotton is a good fabric for these itchy, bug bite-like bumps because they are gentle.


“Did you think you were hot during the baby’s birth? Your hormones will be in the air after you give birth. You might not expect to experience the hot flashes you are likely to experience a few more years if you drop in estrogen levels.”

Cool is the rule when shopping for PJs. Light fabrics are like cotton. Bamboo is a good absorber of sweat.

Ease of use

It is hard work to feed a baby throughout the day and night.

Being able to pull down or pull apart your top when you are breastfeeding allows your baby to have full access to your nipple, while also keeping the rest of you covered. This is where a button-down top can be used. Side access designs allow you to access your nipples with one hand.

Extra room

You’ll lose about 10 pounds right after you give birth, but the rest of the weight you gained over those 9 months could be with you a bit longer. Because it’s hard to predict when (or if) you’ll go back to your pre-baby size, and your breasts will swell if you’re breastfeeding, size up to stay comfortable.

Buy pajamas in different sizes. If you lose weight or gain it you will have a backup pair on hand.

Been there, done that tip

“If it is two of the same style, buy at least two pairs. The smell of breast milk, spit-up, and Ben and Jerry’s doesn’t make for a pleasant smell when you’re trying to sleep.”

If you give birth in a hospital, they will give you a gown. It gets a bit messy, so you might prefer it for labor.

“Since a hospital gown isn’t the most comfortable or fashion-forward thing to wear, you might want to pack your own PJs. When you leave your room, you should add a robe to cover your head.”

A nightgown is the most convenient nightwear for the hospital. If you had a C-section, you may still have a catheter in place until the anesthesia wears off, as well as a sanitary pad that will need changing. Your nurse, doctor, or midwife may want to check you periodically to see how you are doing.

“The same advice applies to nursing pajamas. It’s a good idea to keep your PJs lightweight, airy and comfy. You should look for designs that allow easy access to your baby.”

Why do I need postpartum pajamas?

You don’t need postpartum pajamas, but you might want them. Expect to be a little sore in the postpartum period. Nursing pajamas are designed to keep you comfortable.

These PJs make it easy to breast feed your baby. That helps during those late-night feedings.

What are the best postpartum pajamas to breastfeed in?

There are easy-open top pajamas. You will not have to get undressed from the waist up every time you breast feed with fabric that pulls down or pulls apart. You can keep the rest of them warm during the feeding session.

It can be difficult to be a breastfeeding mom early on. Sometimes the smallest things, like a new pair of PJs, can give you a boost when you are running on empty.

“We know you can make it work with your old clothes, but don’t feel guilty about buying something new for yourself. Good care of yourself is important. You are worth it.”