The journey of motherhood is an extraordinary and sometimes overwhelming experience. During pregnancy and postpartum, it's common for women to experience changes in their breast size and shape as they start producing milk. Having the support and comfort you need is extremely important, which is why investing in a good maternity and postpartum bra can be a lifesaver! The right nursing and hands-free pumping bra can help prevent pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the key benefits about why nursing and hands-free pumping bras are great for both pregnancy and postpartum.

Provides Comfort and Support

If you're pregnant or just welcomed a new bundle of joy, you've probably noticed that your breasts are changing size and shape, and traditional bras might not be comfortable anymore⎯they could even be causing you pain. But don’t worry, our patented Larken X nursing and hands-free pumping bra is just what you need! This bra is the first all-in-one design that doesn’t have any awkward holes, irritating elastic, snaps, clips, zippers, or other hardware, so you can wear it all day and all night without ever having to change bras to nurse or pump.

With its comfort focus, it’s particularly great during pregnancy because unlike traditional nursing and pumping bras, it does not have an elastic band at the base. This was intentional so that it could accommodate your fluctuating body and rib cage throughout both pregnancy and postpartum, without any uncomfortable digging into sensitive skin.

Easy Breastfeeding Access

Breastfeeding your baby is an incredible experience, and it also requires easy access to your breasts. Traditional bras can be uncomfortable or may be challenging to maneuver, particularly if they have cumbersome clips or snaps. The Larken X Nursing and hands-free pumping bra with an ultra-stretchy neckline that can be simply pulled down to nurse simplify nursing at home or on the go!


During pregnancy and after birth, breast tissue can become swollen and sensitive. Our unique Larken X design is made with a moisture-wicking, lightweight fabric, perfect to wick away sweat and leaks that are so common during pregnancy and postpartum. The fabric was selected after testing hundreds of fabrics to ensure it had excellent stretch and recovery, which will again accommodate your fluctuating body while providing a relaxed fit and light support without being compressive. Overly compressive bras can lead to discomfort and even clogged ducts or mastitis.

Durable and Versatile

Your newborn will breastfeed about 8 to 12 times in a 24-hour period, which means you’ll be adjusting your bra several times a day, and you don’t want to be wearing a bra that doesn’t work for breastfeeding. Our Larken X is extremely versatile during postpartum and allows you to: 

  • Pull both layers down or up to nurse.
  • Nurse on one side and pump hands-free on the other.
  • Pump hands-free on both sides or support a silicone pump on one or both sides.

    Because we skipped the awkward holes, hardware, and elastic, you’ll be able to comfortably sleep in it and seamlessly transition to those middle-of-the-night nursing and pumping sessions without fumbling with clips that can dig into your and your baby’s sensitive skin. Less changing and fumbling = more time for sleep and snuggles.

    The best nursing and hands-free pumping bras offer support, comfort, and convenience, which is why the Larken X is the bra you need! It also pairs great with the Larken High-Rise Brief and/or the Larken Signature Leggings that fold over or under a bump, providing gentle support postpartum for the perfect pregnancy and postpartum uniform. Look and feel your best in Larken!