Initially, while I was pregnant, I thought, why spend $30 on another bra? I’d already bought nursing bras, nursing camis, and now another bra? This was really adding up. Not to mention, I didn’t even like bras (still don’t)! So I dismissed the idea of purchasing a pumping bra. Boy, was I so wrong.
Why do you need a pumping bra?
If you’ve ever pumped without a pumping bra, you know…it sucks.
I honestly hated it. Without a pumping bra, you can’t move your hands at all. You can forget about eating a snack, skipping an ad on YouTube, changing the song on Amazon Music, or texting back and forth with your bestie. After a few attempts at pumping with my hands clinched to the flanges of my breast pump, desperately waiting on my second let down to finish, I gave in and bought a hands-free pumping bra. With a pumping bra, you have the freedom to use your hands.
Trust me when I tell you, it’s definitely a game changer.
Not all pumping bras are created equally…
The first bra I purchased was awful!
It was super tight, even though I purchased a size up. It was really uncomfortable and my lactation consultant told me the tight fit of the bra may cause a reduction in my milk supply. Any threat to my supply had to go with a quickness! So I returned it and purchased the Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra. It’s available at Wal-Mart, Target, and on Amazon.
For the moms or moms-to-be that are in a hurry and just need to know whether or not it’s worth the money…GIRL, GO GET THIS BRA! It’s AH-MAZING!
Why this pumping bra?
The fabric is extremely soft and comfortable.
What I love most is that it’s so easy to adjust! Once you’ve set the Velcro strap in the back to the perfect fit, you just use the zipper in the front of the bra to put it on and take it off. And if your bra size changes or you gain or lose weight, no need to buy another bra, just adjust the Velcro in the back. Added bonus, the bra also comes with removable straps.
Easy to clean
I purchased the light pink bra because that was the only one in store at the time. I’ve spilt tea and coffee on it and the stains come right out. Just throw it in the washer with a load of laundry. Because of the Velcro in the back, I chose not to use the dryer and just laid the bra out to air dry.
Provides great support for your back and offers the appropriate support to keep your pump flanges in place without being too tight.
Surprisingly, the Lansinoh pumping bra is pretty affordable. I purchased it for just under $30 which is approximately the same or less than all my other bras (regular or nursing).
I highly recommend getting a hands-free pumping bra if you plan to pump. It makes pumping so much easier and less stressful. And if you’re going to get a pumping bra, this is the one I’d recommend. I honestly don’t have any complaints with this bra, it is one of my holy-grail pumping necessities.
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