Hey there, Mama or soon-to-be-Mama — you did it! The hoping, the praying, and the ovulation calculators have worked and now you have a little one to take care of. But we love that you’re here to find nursing gowns and pajamas. Because in addition to buying and registering for the millions of things you want/need for your new baby, you’re also taking care of *you*. You grew a human inside your body—you deserve the softest, most comfortable nursing pajamas, gowns, and loungewear to make breastfeeding as easy and cozy as possible.
Nursing isn’t easy for everyone, or even possible for everyone, but if it does work out for you and your baby, you might as well wear pajamas you never want to take off. And that are convenient for breastfeeding. We searched the web to find what we would want to wear (and do wear) around the house (and outside the house, because who even cares anymore) to make accessing that coveted milk supply, AKA boobs, quick and easy. Take a look at our top picks of the best nursing gowns, pajamas, and loungewear below.
Best Nursing Gowns
A super soft and comfortable nightgown that you’ll probably want to wear even after you’re done nursing. It has an elastic bra for support, thin pads for a little extra coverage, and clip down straps for easy feeding access. The nightgown comes in sizes small to extra large with several color options.
This nursing nightgown can also be worn as a dress, which pretty much means you can go out to dinner or to the grocery store while wearing pajamas. Its stretchy fabric will grow and shrink as your belly does, and the material allows you to pull it down to breastfeed without needing to clip or unclip any straps. The nightgown is available in sizes small to XX-large, and it comes in 22 color options. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “This gown is seriously so comfortable and even more than what I was expecting!!! It is so flow-y and flattering even on a pregnant and postpartum body it gives amazing coverage while still allowing access to your belly and chest (there is a small split in the gown that can be spread apart) though it will not spread apart unless made too!”
OK, we know this one’s pricey, but hear us out. Not only is this night gown organic, but it’s made of a “dreamy” Japanese cotton, as the company puts it. This nightie is available in sizes 0ne general size and in petite, it also comes in pink and blue floral.
This cozy nightgown can double as an outside-the-house dress. The fabric is soft, breathable, and stretchy, so it moves with your pregnant belly and postnatal body. A double layered design makes it easy to access for nursing without needing to pull down the straps. The nightgown is available in sizes small to XX-large and comes in 11 color options.
Best Nursing Pajamas for the Hospital
This pajama set is on the pricier side, but the pieces are so comfortable, they’ll likely become your go-to PJs when you get home from the hospital. Since hospitals can be chilly, having a PJ option with long sleeves is ideal. The buttons give you easy access for nursing, and the pants are the perfect level of loose as you recover from childbirth. Available in sizes 0 to 3, these pajamas come in blue and pink.
The gown the hospital gives you is big and scratchy and nowhere near as cute as this one. The stretchy material is perfect for postnatal recovery, and since the nurses will be checking you frequently, not wearing pants makes sense. A zipper on the side of the nightgown gives you access for nursing. Available in sizes small to XX-large, you can choose from 45 designs.
This cozy nightgown works well for the hospital, as it can easily be removed using the buttons on the back, which is a requirement at some hospitals. There are also buttons on the front for breastfeeding. Buttons could potentially be challenging for middle of the night feedings, but there’s no rule that says you have to close it. Especially since you’ll be nursing consistently. You can buy this dress in sizes small to XX-large and choose from 17 colors. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “I purchased this gown for my hospital stay when I was having by baby. It was very comfortable and the fabric is buttery soft. I would say it fits true to size and it was easy to nurse in this gown.”
A cute and super soft sleep dress with lace trim, this is one you’ll be happy you packed for the hospital. It’s breathable and stretchy, with full access for breastfeeding, and it feels like you’re wearing a big T-shirt. It’s available in sizes small to XX-large, and it comes in 12 designs.
After you deliver your baby, you might find yourself only wanting to rest in a robe. This one makes nursing and routine checks on Mama very easy. Plus, the matching swaddle makes for great photos and overall cuteness perfection. It’s available in two sizes: small/medium and large/extra large. You can choose from several designs. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “I love this mommy and me robe/swaddle set! The fabric is soft and comfortable. The quality is incredible.”
If you feel more comfortable in the hospital wearing shorts, as opposed to a nightgown, this T-shirt and shorts pajama set is perfect. The fabric is soft and cozy, and the shirt pulls open for breastfeeding. The shorts come with a button, so you can adjust the size as your body changes. It’s available in sizes small to XX-large, and it comes in 14 colors.
Best Nursing Loungewear
For pregnant/postpartum mamas, or anyone who likes looser shapes, this splurge-worthy three-piece lounge set from Storq is a dream. Made from a medium-weight cotton-spandex blend that feels super luxe, the set comes with a lightweight kimono wrap, a nursing-friendly tank and very chic wide-leg cropped lounge pants that can honestly pass for regular pants (score!). Side note: about these pants, which were fully designed with mamas in mind: the elastic waistband is wide enough that it won’t dig in for all *10* months of pregnancy and beyond, and we especially love that the pants can be worn higher up by the waist or lower on the hips, depending on what’s most comfortable. For day, try the tank and shawl-collar kimono with your favorite jeans, or pop on a loose linen shirt with the pants and step into a pair of slides.
Designed to wear during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, this flowy and breathable dress is made of soft, premium bamboo fabric. A nursing panel makes it easy to feed your little one. And the best part? It has pockets. The dress is a Mom’s Choice Awards winner, so clearly it’s a good one. It’s available in sizes small to XX-large, and it comes in black and blush.
Pajamas that also work as casual loungewear are the absolute best. This long sleeve, black and white polka dot set is made from extra soft jersey knit material with a relaxed fit for all the nighttime (and daytime) feedings you’ll be doing. It comes in sizes extra small to large.
This might be the jumpsuit you’ve been looking for — even before you were pregnant. This nursing-friendly jumpsuit is made from the softest cotton, and its relaxed fit will make you never want to take it off. There are two pockets in the front to store all the little things you have nowhere to put, specifically your hands. It’s available in sizes 0 to 3 and comes in black, light blue, and white.
The relaxed fit of this nursing loungewear pajama set provides the comfort you need from the waist down. The short sleeve shirt is cozy and stretchy enough to grow and shrink with your body. The set is available in sizes small to XX-large, and it comes in 31 colors. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “The material is soft and thin. Perfect for those warm Hospital rooms but isn’t see through. The ruching are the sides of the top make the pjs look a lot more flattering than a lot of maternity clothes out there. What I really like is that the nursing part of the shirt is very discrete. It doesn’t look like a nursing top because the flap openings are at the sides and not underneath the bust. This set also works great for just lounging around the house.”
A great pajama set that can also be worn to lounge around the house all day every day. It’s cute, functional, and of course, incredibly soft. The waistband on the pants are adjustable to provide as much comfort as you need. Buttons at the top of the shirt open for easy nursing access. The set is available in sizes small to XX-large, as well as in seven colors and prints.
If you’re looking for modest pajamas with more of a yoga pant feel, this one is great. The fabric is ultra-soft and a flap on the long sleeve shirt lifts up to reveal discreet nursing. It can be worn to sleep in, around the house, or out and about. The set is available in size small to XX-large, and it comes in four colors. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “The buttery softness is everything all the gushy reviewers said it would be. The weight and warmth are perfect for someone who tends to get chilly, but the material is breathable and doesn’t make me feel sweaty or overheated. The design makes nursing a convenient and modest affair. The waistband is my favorite type: stretchy, but not elastic…kind of like the kind of yoga or workout pants that don’t fold over.”