My pumping days are mostly over. I pumped for a year for my son while I was working, and for another year for my daughter to donate to the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas, but I've pretty much retired my pump.
All things considered, I had a remarkably easy time pumping at work, thanks to a job with lots of flexibility and a private office. But I know that many moms are not nearly as lucky, and I can definitely see the need for hands-free pumping bustiers and bras.
I had the chance to try out the Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bustier recently, and have a lot of good things to say about it.
Two things are the most distinctive about this bustier: adjustability and secure flange fit.
This bustier can be adjusted in four different ways - the back has a velcro panel, the optional straps adjust, and the front zip opening has an additional panel for breasts located further apart. It has optional bra-like straps which you can attach, but the fit was so snug I didn't need them. It can be worn alone or over a bra.
The flange openings are two layer - the top opens vertically and the inside layer opens horizontally. While this makes it a little harder to get the flanges in, they were really not going anywhere once they were in. I always worry a bit about slippage because getting off-center can result in some injury, but this bustier worked well at keeping the pump pieces in place for me.
The bustier is solid and well constructed feeling. It comes in two sizes and two colors, and retails for $33.99. I think it would be a great accessory for the pumping mom who needs to maximize her time.
* I was given a review sample of this product.