Best pumping bras

Pumping can get a little tedious after a while, and holding bottles to your breasts for upwards of 20 minutes at a time gets pretty tiring. A hands-free pumping bra can be a game-changer for moms: Not only will it give your arms a much-needed break, it’ll also free up your hands for playing lap games with your baby, changing a diaper, flipping the pages of a book, scrolling through Instagram or eating a snack.

Like any product, some pumping bras are better than others, and you’re going to want one keeps the pumping kit and bottles secure, is comfortable and easy to use, and stands up to regular use and washing. So we put a bunch of pumping bras to the test in our lab, examining breast flange support, ease of use, fabric quality and construction before and after washing, and more. Plus, we sent out samples of each pumping bra to moms to get real-life feedback on everything from support and comfort to breastmilk leakage around the flange (spoiler: our top picks helped reduce leakage in most cases). Check out our Today’s Parent Approved reviews of the best pumping bras for electric breast pumps.

Medela Easy Expression Bustier
Best for New moms looking for a hands-free bustier that works well, is easy to use and can be machine washed and dried
Top benefits Secures breast shields well, stretchy material, machine washable, dryer-safe
Considerations Not adjustable (correct fit is necessary), may not provide ideal support for moms with a large bust
Bottom line The Medela Easy Expression Bustier allows for easy hands-free pumping, with excellent breast shield support, which helps ensure good suction and efficient pumping. The fabrication is top-notch, and it washes and drys well.
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babiesrus.ca CAD $47.99 babiesrus.com USD $39.99

 

Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra
Best for Moms looking for a universal hands-free pumping bra that can be adjusted for secure fit
Top benefits Adjustability, compatible with any electric breast pump, removable straps, machine washable
Considerations Velcro can be a magnet for hair or fuzz when washing, has to be air dried
Bottom line The Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra has a 10-inch-wide Velcro closure on the back so that it can adjust as your bust size and shape change. Compatible with any electric breast pump, it’s comfortable to wear while pumping, offers good support and is truly hands-free, easing the strain on mom’s wrists and arms.
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Wee Feed CAD $40 simplewishes.com USD $39.99

 

Snugabell PumpEase Hands-Free Pumping Bra
Best for Moms looking for a pumping bustier that’s compatible with any pump and is made of super-stretchy material
Top benefits Compatible with any electric breast pump, stretchy material for comfortable fit, machine-washable
Considerations No support bands along top or bottom, near-full bottles may need some support, has hook-and-eye closure
Bottom line Keeping your hands free and your comfort top of mind, Snugabell's PumpEase Hands-Free Pumping Bra allows for efficient pumping without the arm and wrist discomfort. Its smooth, stretchy fabric is non-irritable, machine-washable and air dries quickly.
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snugglebugz.ca CAD $44.99 snugabell.com USD $38
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