How to make a DIY Hands Free Pumping Bra at Home.
If you are pumping mama, there are certain things that you absolutely need to be able to pump night and day.
At the very least, you will need a good quality electric pump and a hands-free pumping bra. I think these two are non-negotiable, and this combo will make your pumping sessions very manageable and less stressful.
A hands-free pumping bra is a bra that has an opening on both sides to accommodate your pump flanges so that you don’t have to hold your pump. Combine a hands-free pumping bra with a hands-free pump like the Medela Freestyle, you cook, eat and clean, all while making food for your baby.
Although hands-free bras are very convenient, they do come with a hefty price tag. That’s why I think you are going to love this pumping bra hack that I am going to share with you.
I am going to show you how you can make a hands free pumping bra at home by following a few simple steps. This DIY pumping bra works just as great as the branded ones but will only cost you a fraction of the price.
DIY Pumping Bra:
Here is everything you need to make hands free pumping bra
1. A sports bra (something like this will do)
2. A sharp scissor
3. A Pen or a Marker
I used my old sports bra and converted it into a pumping bra. You can even buy new ones if you want. One of my friends bought some sports bra from Walmart clearance section and made them into hands-free bra’s;it costed her less than 5$ to make these.
Make sure the bra is not padded or remove the padding before you start with this tutorial.
Step 1: To start with, wear your sports bra, stand in front of the mirror and use a pen or marker to mark the outside of the bra where your nipple is.
Step 2 : Take your bra off and lay it on the table. Fold the bra lengthwise where the mark is and cut a slit vertically using the mark as a starting point. Don’t cut it too big. Start with a smaller slit and see if you can push through the flange through the slit.
Step 3: Once you are done, check to see if flange fits through the slit. Now put on your bra, unhook the flange from the bottle, push it through the slit, attach the bottle to the flange and start pumping with your hands-free bra while sipping your coffee.
Have you tried this genius pumping hack of making your own hands-free bra. If you haven’t, you totally should. Let me know what you think of this idea.!