2 easy ways to make your own Hands-Free Pump Bra

2 easy ways to make your own Hands-Free Pump Bra

Buying a pump bra can be expensive, averaging between $20-50 a piece. Save yourself a few bucks and make your own! It’s super easy, and you probably already have all the supplies at home. Here are two versions. The first is my favorite, and I used it for almost every pump session for over a year. The second one didn’t seem to work as well for me, but I did find it helpful in a pinch.

Pump Bra Version #1

What you need:

  • 2 sports bras (a “pump bra” and a “cover bra”)
  • Scissors
  • A marker or pen

How to make it:

  1. Choose one of the sports bras as your “pump bra”. Ideally, this bra will be nice and snug. Put it on, and mark the location of your nipples with a marker. Take the bra back off.
  2. Cut a small hole at your markings.
  3. That’s it! You’re done. Soooo easy!
Make your own hands free pump bra
DIY pumping bra: Put a snug sports bra on and mark the location of your nipples. Then, take the bra off and cut small holes at the markings. Done – it’s that easy!

How to wear it:

Put your “pump bra” on first. Wear a “cover bra” over the top. This keeps you from “nipping out” through the holes of your pump bra.

Mama Sloth DIY pumping bra
Since the “pump bra” has holes right where your nipples are, wear a second sports bra as a “cover bra” throughout the day.

How to use it:

  • Remove the cover bra.
  • Place each flange directly against your skin, poking through the holes of your pump bra.
  • Attach all pump pieces to the flange.
  • Turn on the pump.

Here’s a demonstration:

How to use your easy DIY hands-free pumping bra

Version #2

What you need:

  • A breastfeeding bra or tank top.
  • 2 hair ties or thin rubber bands.

How to use it:

  1. Hook the hair tie to the bra/shirt clip and stretch it around the flange.
  2. Attach all pump pieces to the flange.
  3. Turn the pump on (the suction from the pump holds the flange in place)
Attach a hair tie or rubber band to the clip of your breastfeeding bra or tank, then stretch it around your flange.
Connect the rest of your pump pieces, and turn on your pump. The suction from your pump will help hold the flange in place.

There you have it. Two incredibly easy DIY hands-free pump bras. Try them out, and let me know how they work for you! Happy milk-making!

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