Make breast pumping easier with this awesome DIY hands-free pumping bra for breastfeeding moms!
My son, Liam, spent 2 weeks in the NICU after he was born, which meant that I spent a ton of time breast pumping. Fortunately, I had a great milk supply. In order to get some work done while pumping, I really needed was a great hands-free breast pumping bra.
The hospital gave me these bands that we cut holes in for pumping. However, after a few uses they stretched and weren’t very effective especially on my watermelon boobs. I decided that I needed a long-term solution since I would be pumping for a long time while my son grew and started to nurse on his own.
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My Hands-Free Breast Pumping DIY Solution
Liam wasn’t going to be strong enough to nurse exclusively for about a month, so I had a lot of pumping ahead of me. I also didn’t want to spend $50 on a store bought solution!
I did just spend 25 days in the hospital myself and will have hospital bills up the wazoo for a while. To solve my dilemma, I ordered a cheap set of seamless bandeau bras from Amazon and came up with an easy fix – a hands-free breast pumping bra DIY.
Make a Hands-Free Breast Pumping Bra in 5 Easy Steps
The first step is to remove any pads that may be inside of the bandeau bra tops. Next, you’ll need to measure the bra to your body. Every woman is different, so many sure to use a pencil to mark the right spot on your bra for the correct nipple placement.
Remove the bra and cut a hole, but be sure to keep the hole a little smaller since the material will stretch.
Try the bra on again and make sure everything fits okay. Next, try it out with your pumping equipment.
Finally, sew the edges of the hole to prevent the hole from getting larger. Then, use your awesome new hands-free pumping bra!
You can also make a hands-free breast pumping tank top!
This is my 4th kiddo and I’m kicking myself for not making one of these before! They are super handy to put on an pump and much more affordable than a store bought one.
Overall, my hands-free breast pumping bras cost me $20 and I have 6 of them now, so I’ll never be hunting to find one to pump again and I can use my hands to get stuff done on my blog or at work while I am pumping! #supermomstyle
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This post was originally published at Our Family Code on February 14, 2018.