As a combo-feeding Mom myself, I have worn a ton of different bras throughout the years. I know there are so many options out there. Between pumping bras, nursing bras, maternity bras, and more, I know it can get super confusing. Plus, who wants to buy new bras every few months? After three kids, and with my experience as an intimates designer, I’ve definitely learned a few things about the different bras out there. So don’t worry, I’m here to help you understand the differences, similarities, and what type is best for you during pregnancy and postpartum!

Woman breastfeeding and woman using a breast pump

Are Pumping Bras and Nursing Bras the same? 

With all that is changing during your pregnancy, postpartum, and baby feeding seasons, the last thing you want to have to worry about is which bra you should wear. So let’s break down each type of bra you might be looking at. 
First, pumping bras. These are all about hands-free pumping convenience. They are typically designed to hold your pump flanges or wearable pump securely in place. They’re pretty great at giving you the freedom to multitask while pumping breastmilk.
Nursing bras, on the other hand, are meant to give you easy access for a hassle-free breastfeeding session. They usually have flaps and clips that allow you to discreetly feed your little one without getting entirely naked or fumbling around with regular bra straps. 
Another option that many moms don’t realize exist are combo feeding bras. They’re the best of both worlds and more! If you’re working on mastering the art of breastfeeding and pumping, you need a bra that can do both!  No more changing bras so you can pump – you just need one bra that does it all.
Pregnant woman and a woman holding a young toddler

Maternity Bras for Nursing Mothers

So what about maternity bras? You know, those bras you buy to wear for 9 months only to shove them in the back of a drawer, never to be seen again? There is a solution and it’s a whole lot cuter than you think. The Davin & Adley Amelia Cami is the perfect option during pregnancy, nursing, pumping, and beyond! It’s a true game-changer in the maternity bra world. 

This bra is not just a pumping bra or a nursing bra; it's both. It’s a 3-in-1 bra revolution. And it can be worn throughout pregnancy and even after you’re done nursing. Not to mention, it’s super cute and comes in tons of colors! It has a gorgeous lace back and the material is buttery soft. It’s my all-time favorite bra and it can even be layered as a regular cami. 

woman modeling a breastfeeding tank top and a nursing bra

Nursing Bra Clips

Now, let's talk about those fussy nursing clips we both love and hate. Traditional nursing bras come with clips that, let's be honest, can sometimes be more frustrating than helpful, especially when you’re doing it one-handed. But not with Davin & Adley. The Amelia cami brings innovation to the table with easy sliders on the FRONT straps that let you adjust and pull down with ease. Davin & Adley has even gone a few steps further with the Ella bralette. Using magnetic clasps, you can easily latch and unlatch the cup for a seamless nursing session. No more fumbling in the dark during those midnight feeds – all of these bras are designed for simplicity and functionality.

Woman holding a newborn baby in a hospital room.

What Kind of Bra Do I Need After Pregnancy?

Choosing between a pumping bra and a nursing bra can feel daunting, but the good news is: you don't have to choose. Whether you’re exclusively pumping, exclusively nursing, combo feeding, or figuring it out, the Davin & Adley Amelia Cami is everything you need. It's a pumping bra when you need it, a nursing bra when baby calls, and a maternity bra that is comfortable for every stage of pregnancy and postpartum.

Whether you're a first-time mom or a seasoned pro, one thing remains constant – comfort is queen. Pumping, nursing, or combo feeding, your bra should never feel fussy or complicated. It should adapt to your needs, not the other way around.

I know the lines between pumping bras and nursing bras are often blurred, and it can feel overwhelming. With the addition of Davin & Adley combo feeding bras and camis, we're entering a new era of bra sophistication. So, here's to the moms who are conquering the world, one feeding at a time. Your bra has your back – literally.

Happy pumping, nursing, and everything in between!

Group of women modeling nursing bras and pumping bras

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