There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to choosing a pumping and nursing bra. Luckily, most of our bras are compatible with both! But let’s break down the things to look for and how to size a bra that will be the perfect fit.

Your Pumping and Nursing Bra Needs

The first thing to consider is what your preferred method of breastfeeding is. If you plan on exclusively nursing or exclusively pumping, you can look for a bra that only works for one of those. For example, our Logan Maternity and Nursing Bralette is a great option if you plan to mostly nurse or use wearable breast pumps. 

Pumping and nursing bra

However, the type of pumping you plan to do also plays a factor. Your two options are either collection cups or classic flanges. If you need a bra with flange holes, many moms love the Amelia because it can fit multiple styles of flanges AND works for nursing or wearable breast pumps.

Pumping Cami

If you plan to combo feed your baby, you’ll need a multifunctional bra like the Amelia. This will save you from having to switch bras every time you go from pumping to nursing!

Amelia Cami

The Style of Your Pumping and Nursing Bra

Another factor that some moms don’t think about is your pumping and nursing bra style… But you deserve to have a bra that makes you feel comfortable!


For example, we have multiple styles and colors of bras to match your personality. Maybe you like something lacey, or maybe you want something that is comfy and casual. Whatever your preference, finding a bra that you love is just as important as its functionality.

Nursing Bra

Additionally, you need a bra that does what you need it to do. If you’re looking for something with quick access, both the Logan and Amelia have front slider straps to make your life easier. Or, if you like a bra that clips down to nurse, the Ella has a magnetic closure so you can flip down or up one-handed. 


Another thing to consider is how supportive you would like your bra to be. If you are looking for something with thicker, wider straps and more coverage, the Autumn is our high-neck and full coverage maternity, nursing, and pumping bra that provides you exactly that without losing any of the style.

Maternity Bra

How to Measure For A Pumping and Nursing Bra

When it comes to sizing for a pumping and nursing bra, it’s extremely important to not just go with your pre-pregnancy size until you double-check the measurements. Throughout pregnancy and postpartum, your breasts will generally change in size so you don’t want to have an uncomfortable fitting bra. Also, you will want to consider how you want to wear your bra. For example, the Amelia is a fitted bra, so some moms decide to size up to have a looser fit. 


In order to measure yourself for a pumping and nursing bra, you will need two measurements:

  • Around the fullest part of your bust
  • Around your underbust where the band sits (while wearing a thin bra or tankMeasuring Bra Size

Or, if you need a visual of how to measure, check out this Instagram Reel for this simple, two-step process! We also offer fitting support via email or on social media to make sure you find a bra that fits perfectly. 


Finding a pumping and nursing bra that fits you and your style doesn’t have to be hard! Our line of Davin and Adley bras was made with you in mind… That’s why they are multifunctional and come in a variety of styles! Loving these breastfeeding tips and want more? Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any information on our maternity, nursing, and pumping products!

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