The 6 Best Breast Pump Bags of 2019

Keep your pump handy with these pretty and practical picks

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First Look

Best Overall: Sarah Wells Lizzy Breast Pump Bag at Amazon

"Designed to fit all breast pumps."

Best Budget: Machine Bird Breast Pump Backpack Bag at Amazon

"Has 10 different compartments."

Most Stylish: The New Yorker Breast Pump Bag at Amazon

"Has an insulated cooler to keep milk cool for up to six hours."

Best for Medela: Sarah Wells Abby Breast Pump Bag at Amazon

"Pockets can hold a pump and a Medela cooler on either side."

Best for Spectra: Bananafish Charlotte Pump Tote Bag at Amazon

"Can easily carry the Spectra S1 and S2."

Best for Drying: Skip Hop Tray Chic Dry and Store Bag at Amazon

"Drying tray doubles as a staging area when it's time to pump."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Sarah Wells Lizzy Breast Pump Bag

Sarah Wells designs her bags specifically as breast pump bags which explains why they are made with well thought out details. The two-way snap system which means snap sides down for a smaller pump purse, if you wish to expand, unsnap and use as cross-body tote. Exterior pockets for small items such as keys and phone are the functional touches that a bag carrying mother can appreciate.

The gorgeous print on nylon is a stylish way to add a bit of flair to some of your mom gear. Plus, the durable fabric also makes for easy cleaning. When it comes time to storing and toting your liquid gold you'll feel confident knowing that both sides of the bag are thermally lined to keep milk cold, and ice packs can be added to if you need to keep chill up to 6 hours. This bag is designed to fit all breast pumps, and the inside of the bag is quite roomy. There is room for a laptop and extra personal items perfect if you would like to carry one bag throughout the day. A cute added touch is two pockets to hold photos of your baby that you can look at while you pump (it helps encourage your letdown!). 

Best Budget: Machine Bird Breast Pump Backpack Bag

Every mom would love an extra set of hands, so when it comes to getting a pump bag a backpack bag might be a smart move for those who want to stay handsfree when toting their little one around. This backpack is far from basic—it has a pretty modern design that is gender neutral with its grey colorway. What's neat about this is the main compartment opens on the top like a tote bag so it can stash a lot—including some hospital grade pumps. In total it has 10 different compartments to store all of your baby and personal needs. When you are with the baby this also has stroller straps so you can hang this on your stroller when you walk around town. Plus, this is a super affordable option. 

Take a peek at our roundup of the best backpack diaper bags.

Most Stylish: The New Yorker Breast Pump Bag by Charlie G

If you are looking to tote only one bag to the office or are searching for a style that works with your daily wardrobe this Charlie G The New Yorker is a great choice. This classic nylon tote, which is great material for easy cleaning, comes in black and will fit most pumps. The pump compartment size is 10" x 7" x 7" which can fit such popular pumps like the Philips Avent single, the Medela Pump in style and the Spectra S1 and S2.

Besides space for the pump, you also have room for miscellaneous items, a laptop compartment and an insulated cooler part that can keep milk cool for up to six hours. The bag also has the option to sit on your shoulder or be held with the drop handles. When your pumping journey is over, you can convert this to a diaper bag making it a great gift for any new parent. 

Best for Medela: Sarah Wells Abby Breast Pump Bag

Looking for a pump bag that looks similar to your pre-baby gear? Then Abby bag is right for you. This pick is great for moms who use the Medela line of pumps as it will fit the Freestyle, Sonata, and even the large PISA, but it can also house the Spectra S1 and S2, Ameda, Ardo, Freemie, Hygeia, Phillips Avent and much more. The pockets on either end can hold a pump on one side and a Medela cooler (sold separately on the other) with extra room for accessories and extra gear you travel with. 

At the higher price tag, you'll be glad to know you can use it after your done pumping as a diaper bag or everyday tote. 

Looking for more options? Read our article on the best breastmilk storage bags.

Best for Spectra: Bananafish Charlotte Electric Breast Pump Tote Bag

The Spectra pumps are favorite amongst breastfeeding moms, but their round size can make finding a bag for it challenging. This tote bag can easily carry the Spectra S1 and S2 with its tote like construction which gives ample room for your pump plus any accessories you need. To help encourage your milk supply this also has a photo flap to carry a picture of your baby (it really works!). Extra-long shoulder straps make toting this a breeze in bulky winter coats. 

Reviewers comment this bag holds a lot and many have raved about how stylish it looks with their work clothes. 

Best for Drying: Skip Hop Tray Chic Dry and Store Pump Bag

One of the most annoying things about pumping is cleaning and drying the parts. Skip Hop, the makers of many genius baby products have designed a bag that actually lets your pump parts dry inside the bag. The bag looks like any basic tote bag, but you'll keep all your parts in the bottom drying tray that doubles as a staging area when it comes time to pump. After you clean your parts, put them back into the drying tray and leave both sides of the flaps open to encourage cross-ventilation drying so the parts can dry while you are at your desk in between sessions.

The top part of the bag has ample storage for a cooler and two smaller pockets inside to store stuff like nursing pads. It also has a pump pocket and two pen loops to store markers so you can label your breastmilk bags. 

Need more ideas? Check out our roundup of the best manual breast pumps.

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