The 8 Best Breastmilk Storage Containers of 2019

Save the hassle with these easy to use containers

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Our Top Picks

Best Bags: Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags at Amazon

"These bags are a space saving and convenient way to store breastmilk."

Best Set: Medela Storage Solution at buybuybaby.com

"A comprehensive set to get your started pumping from day one."

Best for Newborns: Medela Storage Containers at Target

"Great for capturing breastmilk in the early days."

Best for Spectra: Wide Mouth Storage Bottle at Amazon

"A must-have for those who have the Spectra pump."

Best Glass: Matyz Glass Storage Bottle at Amazon

"Eliminate plastic with glass bottles that baby can drink directly out of."

Best for Large Supply: Mommy’s Precious Storage Bags at Amazon

"Larger sized bags for those with a large supply or for those who exclusively pump."

Best Storage to Bottle: Kiinde Twist Pouch at Amazon

"Go effortlessly from pump to bottle with this unique system."

Best Organizer: Milk Storage Organizer at Amazon

"Keep your freezer stash neat and orderly with this drawer which compactly stores your bags of milk."

Our Top Picks

Best Bags: Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags, 100 Count

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Breastmilk storage bags are a disposable and space-saving way to save your breastmilk when pumping. They're great for moms who want to build a stash because you won't have to worry about taking up valuable freezer space with actual containers–plus they are cost-effective.

The Lansinoh bags are some of the most-highly rated breastmilk bags because they don't leak as much as others and they are easy to seal. For those who use the Lansinoh pump you can pump directly in the bags (saving you time and chance of spillage) or you can buy an adaptor for most other pumps.

Read more reviews of the best breastmilk storage bags available to purchase online.

Best Set: Medela Breastmilk Storage Solution

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If you are looking for a comprehensive set to get you started from day one, this storage solution has everything you need. Included are six 5 oz. breastmilk bottles, six 2-7/10 oz. breastmilk containers, six breastmilk labeling lids, 20 5 oz. bags, one storage tray, and a breastmilk storage guidelines magnet.

The smaller bottles are great for the early days, while the larger bottles and bags are great for when your baby's tummy gets bigger. The storage tray keeps everything organized in your fridge so you won't have to go searching for milk in the middle of the night. The handy magnet will help you and caregivers figure out how to safely handle and store breastmilk.

Best for Newborns: Medela Breastmilk Storage and Freezing Containers

Medela Breast Milk Storage and Freezing Containers

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When you start your pumping journey you won't be getting a ton of milk since your baby's stomach is small—so a larger-sized container isn't always the best option for the early days.

These smaller storage containers can store colostrum and the first few weeks of breastmilk easily and accurately with measurements in milliliters which go up to 2.7 oz.

The BPA-free bottles can be popped right in the freezer to store (so you don’t need to transfer to a bag first). If you have a Medela pump, you can also pump right into these bottles.

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Best for Spectra: Wide Mouth Breastmilk Collection Storage Bottle

The Spectra is a very popular breast pump but, you'll need more bottles then what is supplied with your pump. This bottle fits directly onto Spectra S1 and S2 pumps so you can pump efficiently. Even better you can use them with a couple of different Avent nipples, which eliminates the need for extra bottles and possible spillage.

The screw-on caps are all one piece and are outfitted with a silicone ring to prevent spills during transportation. These bottles come in a 4.7-ounce or 9-ounce size depending on your supply needs. At such an affordable price for bottles, it doesn't hurt to have a bunch on hand so you always have a clean set at work or at home.

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Best Glass: Matyz Glass Breastmilk Collection and Storage Bottle

If you want to stay away from plastic, glass is one of your best options for storing breastmilk. If you plan on pumping often and will have multiple bottles of milk around, this is your best bet.

These 6-ounce bottles store all of your liquid gold in a wide neck bottle which works directly on Philips and Spectra pumps. For those with a Medela, and adaptor is included in the purchase. What's more, is you can replace the sealing disc on the top with a nipple making feeding super quick and easy—plus less cleanup.

Best for Large Supply: Mommy’s Precious Breastmilk Storage Bags

These 8-ounce bags are key for those who have a larger supply or exclusively pump and don’t want to waste time and resources storing milk into standard 5- or 6-ounce pouches.

Moms give them sweeping rave reviews because the plastic is strong and sturdy, reducing the likelihood of leaks. These BPA- and BPS-free bags aren't compatible with pumps so you will need a container to pump directly into and then pour into these bags.

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Best Storage to Bottle: Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Pouch

Want the convenience of a pouch but the ease of going from container to bottle? Well, Kiinde has got you covered. You can pump directly into these 6-ounce bags with the twist lock adaptors and seal the top seamlessly with a thread-top cap which prevents the dread leaks that can happen with zipper bags. When you are ready to feed baby pop the bag into the Kiinde feeding bottle and you are on your way. No mess, no leaks!

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Best Organizer: The First Years Breastflow Milk Storage Organizer

Sure, you could throw bags of breastmilk in the freezer, but without an organization system, things are apt to go awry. This organizer, which is a spring-loaded drawer, allows you to store your breastmilk in dated order, so you can keep the older milk upfront and newer in the back.

Each unit holds up to 20 bags upright which makes storing and taking out easy since you can see the dates easily. Parents say the system saves their sanity—because this keeps everything organized. Bonus: It’s FSA/HSA eligible, so use those healthcare dollars up!

Our Process

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular breast milk storage containers on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered more than 20 breast milk storage containers overall, screened options from 14 different brands and manufacturers, read over 150 user reviews (both positive and negative) and tested of the breast milk storage containers themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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