10 best pumping bras for large breasts

It’s hard enough finding a nursing bra that fits.

It’s even worse when we are looking for a pumping bra that not only fits but is comfortable, holds our bottles securely and is easy to use.

I can’t say that I’ve found the perfect pumping bra but these are my best picks:

Best overall pumping bra for large breasts: Kindred Bravely Sublime Busty Pumping and Nursing Bra

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Why I love the KB Busty Sublime Busty Pumping Bra

  • It’s the only pumping bra I found that was designed specifically for moms with large breasts – F cups and above
  • I can pump and breastfeed at the same time
  • I can wear it all day long
  • Wireless but the wide under-bust band and tight knit provides good support without risk of clogged ducts
  • Made of soft, flexible material that molds to my breasts. It’s even comfy enough to wear to bed.
  • Wide straps that don’t dig into my shoulders
  • Cup padding that I can remove for comfort
  • Full coverage cups so my breasts don’t fall out when I bend over
  • Adjustable straps and band so I can make sure it fits just right.
  • Fits all standard pump flanges for major brands like Spectra, Philips Avent, Medela, Willow, Lansinoh and Freemie.

What I don’t like about it

  • Can feel bulky due to double layers
  • Unfortunately, the inner layer that holds my bottles is not as supportive as I would like
  • Cup padding can move about – just remove them if you don’t need them. The cups are thick enough without padding.
  • Easyclip system featuring 2 clips; one for the pumping layer and one for the nursing layer. It’s a pain when I’m trying to breastfeed a hungry infant and have to undo 2 sets of clips.
  • It’s not the most expensive pumping bra, but for about $50, it’s not cheap.

Who is it for?

Moms who want to wear their pumping bra all day. However, if you are also breastfeeding in between pumping, it’s not as convenient.

Best pumping bra for large cups and small bands: BRAVADO! Designs Original Pumping and Nursing Bra

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Why I love the BD Original Pumping Bra

  • The best thing about this bra is the cotton-modal blend fabric that is super soft and luxurious – perfect for achy boobs and sore nipples. I can even sleep in it.
  • has ‘plus’ sizes and fits up to 42G – it’s one of the few nursing bras around catering to moms needing large cups and small bands
  • I can breastfeed and pump at the same time
  • wireless but has a wide under-bust band, front-adjustable wide straps and a racerback design for great support
  • full coverage cups
  • good value-for-money

What I don’t like about it

  • only fits up to 42G
  • Sizes run small
  • supposed to fit all major pumps but the slits are a bit small for non-detachable flanges like the Spectra (fit Medela flanges just fine)

Who is it for?

Moms with large cups and small bands

Best t-shirt pumping bra for large breasts: Simple Wishes Supermom T-shirt Pumping Bra

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Why I love the Supermom Pumping Bra

  • The name: Supermom 🙂
  • Fit moms with bra sizes up to 40H.
  • Has padded molded cups to lift and separate your boobs. Also looks great under tight tops and t-shirts
  • Made of soft and luxurious modal fabric – great for sensitive skin
  • OEKO-TEX certified so you know both baby and mommy are safe from harmful chemicals
  • I can breastfeed and pump at the same time
  • I can wear it all day
  • Wireless but has 6 hook and eye options to adjust band to suit just right
  • Straps are convertible from U back to racerback which is more supportive
  • I only need to unclasp 1 set of clips to drop down both layers for nursing
  • Works with all major pump brands – Spectra, Medela, Philips Avent, Lansinoh, Evenflo etc. (Read how I pumped more milk with my Spectra)

What I don’t like about it

  • All the fabric layers make the bra feel bulky
  • Straps could be thicker
  • The lace on the Snow Leopard bra can feel scratchy on sensitive skin

Who is it for?

Moms whose boobs have stabilized in size who are looking for an everyday t-shirt pumping bra

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Best sports pumping bra for large breasts: Cake Maternity Busty Lotus Pumping Bra

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Why I love the Cake Lotus Pumping Bra

  • It’s a 3-in-1 nursing bra: ‘regular’ nursing bra to breastfeed, hands-free pumping bra, and yoga bra.
  • The blush Lotus Bra comes in ‘busty sizes’ – up to 38G/40F
  • The double-layered cup design wrap around the flanges tightly and holds your shield and bottles in place even towards the end of pumping when the bottles are full of milk.
  • Racerback design provides excellent support
  • It’s made of soft, stretchy fabric.
  • It’s compatible with most pump brands – Spectra, Medela, Tommy Tippee, Avent, Pigeon, NUK, Minbee and Chicco.
  • Comes in 5 cool colors (but only the blush has busty sizes).

What I don’t like about it

  • It is unpadded so your nipples will show through unless you insert removable breast pads
  • The racerback design limits your clothing options – no camis or low tops.

Who is it for?

Sporty/active moms looking for a supportive all-in-one sports pumping bra

Read my detailed review of the Lotus Pumping Bra.

Best pumping bustier/ corset for large breasts: Simple Wishes Signature Pumping Bra

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Why I love the Simple Wishes Signature Pumping Bra

  • It isn’t actually a bra but a bustier that easily slips on over your nursing bra when you want to pump
  • Great value if you already have nursing bras you love and don’t want to buy a dedicated pumping bra
  • Fully adjustable 10 inch Velcro back panel to fit you snugly, no matter what size you are
  • Fits up to 48J
  • Zip-in center panel in the front allows for 1 inch of side-to-side movement for proper positioning of breast pump flanges
  • 4-way layering support keeps tight seal of breast shields
  • Fits all standard pump flanges from major brands – Medela, Spectra, Philips Avent etc.
  • >10,000 5-star ratings on Amazon – it’s one of the most popular pumping bras on Amazon

What I don’t like about it

  • I can’t wear it as a bra. That’s unnecessary additional steps at every pump session.
  • The velcro wears off over time
  • Can unravel at seams with repeated use

Who is it for?

Moms who already have nursing bras and want an extra secure bustier for hands-free pumping

Best strapless pumping bra for large breasts: Rumina Strapless Pumping Bra

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Why I love the Rumina Strapless Pumping Bra

  • It’s one of the few strapless pumping bras around
  • Fits up to 40E/42D
  • I can breastfeed and pump at the same time
  • Easy to breastfeed – just pull the bandeau downwards
  • It’s stretchy and comfy, I can wear it all day if needed.
  • multiple hook and eye options and comes with bra extender
  • no zips, velcro or holes to cause irritation
  • compatible with most breast pumps

What I don’t like about it

  • not supportive enough
  • not strong enough to hold bottles in place properly
  • There are 5 hooks at the back to clasp, it would be impossible in the first 6 weeks when I was still sore from surgery. It’s still a hassle.
  • Sizes run small

Who is it for?

Moms who want a strapless pumping bra to wear with their strapless tops for an evening out. I wouldn’t recommend this for everyday use or for longer than a few hours.

Best stylish pumping bra for large breasts: PumpEase Snugabell Pumping Bra

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Why I love the PumpEase Snugabell Pumping Bra

  • Can be worn throughout the day or pulled over your regular nursing bra to pump
  • Adjustable band with 3 hook and eye options at the front.
  • Comes with straps for added security
  • It’s in 8 stylish prints in some pretty cool colors
  • Made of soft, stretchy fabric
  • There is an organic cotton option for the eco-friendly mom
  • Fits all standard pump flanges for major brands like Spectra, Philips Avent, Medela, Willow, Lansinoh and Freemie.
  • Designed and made in Canada
  • Good value-for-money

What I don’t like about it

  • has quick dry, wicking material – guess what happens to milk leaks?
  • I couldn’t breastfeed in this, the hole is just too small for bub.
  • I prefer a front zipper option than hooks – they take too much time
  • Not supportive enough to wear throughout the day. It’s better used as a pull-over for pumping.

Who is it for?

Moms who want a stylish pumping bra. My favorite is the Mahalo Mama (pictured above)

Best budget pumping bra for large breasts: Momcozy Pumping Bra

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Why I love the Momcozy Pumping Bra

  • It fits moms with bra sizes up to 40F/42G
  • I can use it for both pumping and breastfeeding
  • It uses an ‘X’ structure to hold my bottles and shield in place securely
  • It’s made of soft and breathable cotton, great for everyday wear and even to sleep
  • Adjustable shoulder straps and comes with extra expanders for better fit and support
  • Convertible to racerback style if I want more support
  • Compatible with most pump brands: Spectra, Lansinoh, Philips Avent, Evenflo etc.
  • Great value-for-money
  • Number 1 best seller on Amazon with >17,000 5-star ratings!!

What I don’t like about it

  • Thin fabric (might be a positive for some)
  • Top of bra comes up quite high so I can’t wear this with low-cut tops
  • Sizes run big

Who is it for?

Moms who don’t want to pay too much for a nursing bra. For a $20 nursing bra, it’s great value-for-money. No wonder it’s a No.1 bestseller on Amazon!

Best pumping clip-on for large breasts: BRAVADO! Designs Pumping Accessory

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Why I love the BD Pumping Accessory

  • It’s the only nursing bra pumping clip-on on the market
  • I can use it with any nursing bra with ‘B’ clips (not just BRAVADO! Designs bras)
  • Has figure of 8 openings to hold pumping shields tightly and allows me to use it with non-detachable flanges like Spectra shields
  • Securely attaches to any nursing bra with ‘B’ clips so there is no need to remove your bra or top
  • Allows me to breastfeed and pump at the same time
  • Fits up to 46F
  • Mom’s Choice Award winner for being convenient, easy and discrete
  • More affordable than buying a separate pumping bra

What I don’t like about it

  • It’s an extra few steps in your pumping session when you’re already rushing for time
  • Sizes run small so measure yourself with your nursing bra on

Who is it for?

Moms who don’t want to buy a separate pumping bra

Best cheap pumping solution for large breasts: LactaMed Simplicity Hands-free Bra Kit

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Why I love the Lactamed Bra Kit

  • It’s super-cheap.
  • I can just stuff it in my pockets when I’m on the go
  • It looks like 2 shoelaces slung together but it’s a pretty nifty design and fully adjustable
  • It’s one-size-fits-all. No need to worry about sizing.
  • Would you believe it? >1000 5-star ratings on Amazon!

What I don’t like about it

  • It’s not as secure as any of the other options

Who is it for?

Moms on a very tight budget who don’t plan to pump very often. Also for moms with very large breasts who can’t find a pumping bra that fits.

To wrap up

There’s a pumping bra out there to suit all of you, whatever your needs are. For most moms with large breasts, the Kindred Bravely Sublime Busty Pumping Bra is the best overall in terms of comfort, security and value-for-money.

But if you want to continue wearing your nursing bra and don’t mind a bit of fiddling, the Simple Wishes Signature Pumping Bustier or BRAVADO! Designs Nursing Bra Accessory are your best options.

For moms who don’t want to spend too much, go for the Momcozy Pumping Bra.

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