Rumina Essential Pump & Nurse Bra
When you’re a new mom anything that can save you time so that you can spend more time with baby can feel like a godsend, so a bra that can multi-task is a lifesaver. The Essential Pump & Nurse Bra pulls double duty by giving you the option to nurse and pump at the same time.
The flexible, stretchy material can be pulled aside for skin-to-skin nursing and has a hands-free design to let you attach the pumps to achieve the desired level of suction. Unlike some nursing bras that have holes cut into the bra for pump-insertion, the Essential has layers of fabric that you can leave up for standard coverage or fold down for pump access.
However, one downside of the material being so easy to pull aside is that it only offers light to medium support. The Essential Pump & Nurse Bra is 10 percent spandex and 90 percent cotton. Cotton is a great breathable material that is ideal for women who might have swollen and sensitive breasts or nipple issues from breastfeeding.
Also, the back of the bra doesn’t have any hook closures to allow for expansion or adjustment, but if you’re looking for comfort, then no hook closure could be a better option, especially if you’re dealing with engorgement.
Dawn Alva is a mom who started the Rumina brand because she couldn’t find the maternity bras she needed. Alva created a line to help other moms have access to products she wished were on the market. Rumina is based in the United States and owned and operated by women.
Moms who have bought the Essential Pump & Nurse say that it takes a little work to get the pump on, but once you do, it’s one of the best options for hands-free pumping, especially if you’re back at work or want to nurse at the same time. Nearly 80 percent of women who bought Rumina’s Pump & Nurse deemed it worthy of four or five stars.