Pump-Friendly Work Clothes

You’re getting ready to come back from maternity leave and most of your pre-pregnancy clothes…well, let’s just say they don’t fit the way they used to just yet…and now you have to factor in pumping at work. Many of your previously go-to work tops just aren’t easy to pump in, and you need to find a few work appropriate pumping staples to add to your weekly rotation.

We asked Emily Donnenfield, a friend of Work & Mother and a fellow Houston working mama, for her go-to, back to work, pumping recommendations. She recently returned from maternity leave and had to invest in a few new wardrobe staples to better accommodate her pumping routine. Her biggest advice? Buttons and zippers! Below are her top 10 pumping-friendly work staples that won’t break the bank and are easy to wash, in case you have any milk mishaps:


1) Moon River Button Front Overall Jumpsuit



2) Angashion Short Sleeve V Neck Button Dress with Pockets


3) Momcozy Adjustable Breast-Pumps Holding and Nursing Bra


4) MITILLY Women’s Summer Boho Polka Dot Dress


5) Daily Ritual Women’s Tencel Relaxed-Fit Short-Sleeve Shirt


6) Old Navy Striped Button-Front Linen-Blend Fit & Flare Dress for Women


7) Old Navy Linen-Blend Striped Shirt Dress for Women


8) Old Navy Striped Linen-Blend Tie-Belt Shirt Dress for Women


9) Amazon Brand – Daily Ritual Women’s Tencel Long-Sleeve Shirt Dress


10) Dex Dress with Buttons