13 Best Breast Pumps Across Every Style and Budget 2022

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Going back to the office may be a possibility for you this year, and if you’re expressing breast milk for your baby, you may not be used to carrying all your gear around town. Even if you’re not returning to the office, you may be walking around town more now that COVID restrictions have eased (and now that you may have more events on your calendar). Between cords and bottles and the breast pump itself, it can be a lot. We’ve rounded up some of the best bags and backpacks that will make your commute with your breast pump easy and chic.

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What type of breast pump bag do I need?

There are several types of breast pump bags, and many are interchangeable with diaper bags. Like handbags, there are shoulder bags, tote bags, shoulder bags and backpacks. Each has advantages and disadvantages. For example, carrying a pump can be heavy, so a backpack might be the best choice for a parent whose body already hurts from constantly carrying a child. On the other hand, totes, sports bags and shoulder bags can seem more discreet, in case you have to be somewhere and don’t want to draw attention to the fact that you are carrying a tire. -milk.

Whichever breast pump bag you choose, pay attention to things like insulated pockets for milk bottles, wipeable surfaces in case of spills and, of course, the design, as there are strong chances that you will take this bag with you wherever you go. See our favorite breastmilk bags below.

The best breast pump bags

ayla diaper bag, best breast pump bags

Ayla Diaper Bag — $199.00

This gorgeous vegan leather bag comes in five colorways and looks super polished and sophisticated. It has small handles if you want to carry it on your arm, or straps if you prefer to carry it as a backpack. It also includes a reusable wet bag and a removable inner liner that’s washable, two things that will ensure a mess-free milk ride.

honest crosstown bag, best breast pump bags

Honest Crosstown Tote – $140.00

This gender-neutral weekend style bag is roomy enough for your breast pump, as well as all your work and/or other baby essentials. It’s made from cotton canvas and accented with vegan leather and gold hardware. It has top handles and a long shoulder strap, making it easy to carry, even when full. There are five interior pockets as well as an exterior zippered pocket to keep your belongings organized and in place. If it’s good enough for Jessica Alba, it’s good enough for us.

petunia pickle bottom, best breast pump bags

Petunia Pickle Bottom Provisions Breast Pump Backpack — $179.00

The brand name is a mouthful, but they make some of the best bags, especially for new moms. This bag is specially designed for a breast pump, with a large and wide bottom compartment. This can easily be used for sneakers or other gear once you’re done pumping. A padded compartment on the back will protect and keep your laptop safe, and the bag itself is water resistant and can be cleaned.

cybex simply flowers, best breast pump bags

Cybex Simply Flowers Diaper Bag — $250.00

If you’re all about “fashion meeting function,” check out this bag from Cybex. The premium design features 3D flowers and comes in three colors: light pink, nude, and gray. Matching designs are available for your car seat, stroller and crib, so you can be sophisticated and stylish with your newborn.

beaba childhome mom diaper, best breast pump bags

Béaba Childhome Mommy Bag, XL changing bag – Pink/Copper — $150.00

If you’re a proud mommy bear and want everyone to know it, your pump and supplies can easily fit into this roomy tote that says “Mommy Bag” in big, bold print. It comes in a variety of colorways and can easily transition from work to weekend. It can be used as a hospital bag or a beach bag, or even in a pregnancy announcement!

luli bebe monaco, best breast pump bags

Luli Bebe Monaco Faux Leather Diaper Backpack — $169.00

This popular faux leather backpack is simple and chic, with an extra large interior. There are interior and exterior pockets for bottles and breast pump accessories, and a two-way top zipper for quick entry and exit. It’s available in black and gray from Nordstrom, which also offers free shipping and returns.

jujube is back, best breast pump bags

Jujube Be Right Backpack — $140.00

This bag is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns to suit any style. It has a lifetime warranty and is machine washable, a big plus when it comes to the inevitable spills. The outer fabric is also washable in case of a milk problem. The back panel and shoulder straps are both padded for added comfort. It weighs just over two pounds, which is then important when transporting a heavy pump and accessories.

lublu diaper bag, best breast pump bags

Lublu diaper bag — $99.00

This bag essentially splits in two, making organizing your pump away from your bottles or other essentials quick and easy. This lightweight bag has 16 compartments and pockets to keep you organized and is available in seven colors. It is a minimalist and elegant design that will fit perfectly with your work outfit.

beis pumping bag, best breast pump bags

BEIS Pump Bag — $98.00

We love a bag that doesn’t scream “my breast pump is here!” This sleek, stylish and understated bag is exactly that. Designed by mom-to-be of two and actress Shay Mitchell, it’s the perfect utility bag for the mom on the go. The breast pump compartment has a zipper that allows you to power the tubes and/or your power cord. Made of nylon, it is super light and easy to clean.

brielle backpack, best breast pump bags

Austin Fowler The Brielle Backpack in Mulberry — $278.00

This bag has a very wide and open interior to fit even the bulkiest pumps. There are also side pockets for bottles. It has stroller hooks, as well as a luggage pocket, so this bag is perfect if you travel frequently for work or are on the go with your baby.

fremont canvas tote, best breast pump bags

Fremont Canvas Tote — $40.00

Less like a diaper bag and more like a versatile tote, this bag is made from recycled cotton canvas. There are inside and outside pockets to keep everything safe. Super durable and sturdy, there are long handles as well as an adjustable shoulder strap. It exists in taupe and black. It is a neutral bag that is easy to carry on a daily basis.

petunia pickle bottom pump kit, best breast pump bags

Petunia Pickle Bottom The Prompt 4-Piece Breast Pump Storage Kit – $49.00

If you don’t want to carry yet another bag, check out this lunchbox style set. The four-piece kit contains everything you need to carry your pump, tubes, plus bottles and an ice pack in an insulated cube. Everything fits perfectly in the carrying case, which has a top handle. You can also throw everything in the machine to wash and tumble dry on low heat.

Herschel Sprout Shoulder, Best Breast Pump Bags

Herschel Strand Sprout Shoulder Bag — $100.00

This bag made for mom includes spacious pockets inside the bag as well as a changing mat included. Your pump will slip easily into this sports bag, which you can attach to your stroller, carry over the shoulder or across the body thanks to its long padded shoulder strap. Available in multiple colors and designs, this bag will easily carry your breast pump and go to work or play when your pumping days are behind you.

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