I bought this to wear after I had major abdominal surgery (a 14 inch vertical incision) which requires a long recovery and no tight elastics. The bra is super comfortable, does not bind and gives support to the "sisters" . I can absolutely see that it would be great for nursing and for instances when a regular bra is not suited. I also think it would be great to wear at night for support as it does not bind or chafe at all. It is well made, and I wash it with Forever New liquid and hang dry it. It is like new.