It doesn't matter if you're an exclusive pumper, if you're supplementing with formula, or if you pump so you can build up a breast milk stash, all pumping moms can agree on one thing — pumping without a hands-free bra sucks. I never had any breast pump bras, and it's one of the products I really wish I had bought back when my baby was breastfed. Trying to do anything while pumping was impossible and even though I had a double electric pump, I could only use one breast shield at a time.
I'm not sure why I never picked one up, especially since I had several nursing bras, but heed my warning, pumping moms. You want a pumping bra. There are so many out there that it can be difficult to choose which one, but with these 15 breast pump bras, you're bound to find one that fits your lifestyle. Because trust me, they aren't all created equal. Some are perfect for the office while others are better left at home. Some can pull double duty as a nursing and pumping bra, and some are to be used only while pumping and then stored in your bag for your next session.
But no matter what kind you need, these 15 breast pump bras have the reviews to back up their quality. Put your favorites on your wish list and marvel at how much you can get done while pumping, even if it's just having two hands free to eat a hot meal for the first time all week.
With all of the great reviews, the Simple Wishes D- Lite Hands-Free Breastpump Bra seems to be a must-have for pumping moms. The bra can be adjusted with velcro in the back as needed and has a tight seal for your pump to fit in so you don't have to worry about anything falling off. It's also available in a variety of sizes, including plus.
2A Little Extra Support
Another bra with positive reviews, the Fittin hands-free breast pump bra also comes with an adjustable panel in the back and is designed to work with leading breast pump brands like Medela and Evenflo. The bra covers many sizes, ranging from 30AA to 46J.
3Functional & Pretty
Want to feel like your old self in a pretty bra, but still need to pump hands free? The Dairy Fairy Ayla Underwire Hands-Free Pumping Bra can solve your problems. You can wear it all day, and it also doubles as a nursing bra if you want it to do more than hold your pump in place. The underwire also gives you a little support, and the sizes run from 32B to 40G.
When you need both a nursing bra and a great hands-free pumping bra, try TANZKY Hands-Free Bra. Whether you're pumping at home or in the office, this bra is easy to use and can be worn all day long without pain or irritation. It has some underwire for support, but it can also be used to nurse your baby if you're not pumping that day. No need to switch bras! The sizes are limited, but if you're between a 36B and a 38D, this might be the bra for you.
If all of the zippers, closures, and snaps are turning you off of traditional hands-free pumping bras, you'll love the Rumina Hands-Free Pumping Bra. Not only can you wear it comfortably all day, but the bra doesn't have any bulky zippers or straps to undo just to free your breasts for pumping. The fabric is taut enough that when you aren't using it to pump, you can still be sure you aren't being exposed under your shirt. The sizes also range from extra small to extra large.
Not many women want different bras for different occasions, so if you have a favorite nursing bra, turn it into the pumping bra of your dreams with Valerie Venetta Pumping Band. With three different closure positions, you can make the band fit your shape by sliding it over the nursing bra you're already wearing. It enables you to use your nursing bra, but gives the support you need to hold your breast pump in place. When you're done, just take the band off. No need to remove your bra or switch into a separate one for pumping.
7Comfortable & Functional
A hands-free bra without wires or seams, the La Leche League International Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra is a great bra for the moms who want to be comfortable and use it for more than just a pumping session.
8Pretty While Pumping
Another great all-in-one bra, The Dairy Fairy Arden nursing and Hands-Free Pumping Bra is not only extremely functional, but adorable, too. You can wear this one all day, and you don't have to switch between pumping and breastfeeding sessions. The product has pretty good reviews and is available in sizes 32A to 44H.
If you're currently pregnant and just wanting to get a jump-start on your bra buying, put the Sweet Closet Bustier on your list. It triples as a maternity bra, nursing bra, and hands-free pumping bra and is pretty enough to wear whenever you want.
10Stretchy & Comfortable
No fuss and comfortable, the Gilligan & O'Malley Hands-Free Pumping Bra doesn't require you to change bras and is also made with a stretchy, jersey fabric for comfort. There are no wires or closures either, and is available in extra small all the way to extra-extra large.
11Racerback Pumping Bra
Love your racerback bras? The Rumina's Racerback Bra doubles as both a pumping and nursing bra, but is still the epitome of comfort. It also gives you the ability to massage your breasts while pumping, unlike in a bustier, so if you want to extend your time between pumping sessions or know that your breasts need a little extra help expressing milk, this is a great choice.
Some women feel more comfortable with extra coverage while pumping or breastfeeding, which is why the Tootsie Mama Hands-Free Bra is such a popular product. The straps and openings help keep your breast pump in place, but it can also double as a nursing bra if you prefer the opening to a traditional bra that pulls completely down, exposing your breast.
13Convenient & Freeing
A new product, the Vigoo Sexy Simplicity Hands-Free Breast Pump Bra has some great reviews and is quickly becoming a popular item. Not only is it a great price, but it boasts two zippers on the front of the bra to make removing it, and your breast pump, easier than ever.
If you have a Medela breast pump, try the Medela Easy Expression Bustier to make sure you're getting the best fit for your pump. It's an easy-to-wear bustier and can be worn over a nursing bra or camisole if you don't want to take it on and off all day.
15Classic & Simple
If you want to try a Simple Wishes bra, but want one you can wear all day rather than a bustier, pick up a Simple Wishes Supermom Bra. It's a great nursing, pumping, and maternity bra, but is also super comfortable and comes with features like removable foam cups so you can hide breast pads if needed.