Aesthetics, Design, and Product Development

Development and Evaluation of a Nursing Sports Bra Prototype

  • Kristen D. Morris (Cornell University)
  • Juyeon Park (Colorado State University)
  • Ajoy Sarkar (Colorado State University)


Postpartum exercise is highly encouraged to nursing moms for fast postnatal recovery. However, end-users have identified a market void for a nursing sports bra which meets their needs. Due to scheduling conflicts, both biological and occupational, nursing moms desire a nursing sports bra that allows breastfeeding before, during, or immediately following exercising (Cassil, 2009).The purpose of this study was to practice a methodical design process to guide the development and evaluation of a nursing sports bra.

Keywords: nursing, bra, prototype, evaluation

How to Cite:

Morris, K. D., Park, J. & Sarkar, A., (2012) “Development and Evaluation of a Nursing Sports Bra Prototype”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 69(1). doi:

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Published on
13 Nov 2012
Peer Reviewed