Since the days of Ancient Greece when bras were invented, women have been dealing with the agony and ecstasy of this little piece of lingerie. And while most of us have years of bra-shopping experience under our belts by the time we hit childbearing age, that doesn't make buying a bra for nursing and/or pumping any easier. Fortunately brassiere innovators have caught up with the times, and there are plenty of great bras for nursing, pumping, and just living in ... and they're a lot more cute and comfortable than nursing bras used to be.
First, remember when looking at these options that the key word here is “live in.” There are dozens of bras on the market that purport to make breastfeeding and pumping a breeze. But that doesn’t mean you’ll want to wear them every other hour of the day. When you’re living like a walking talking milk factory, having some last gasp of femininity to cling to can be crucial for your mental and emotional health. You are more than the sum of your pumped ounces. You are a bright, beautiful, super hero of a woman and you deserve to look and feel that why while caring for your most precious creation. These bras will help you do just that.