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.