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10 Pumping Must Haves For Busy Moms

10 Pumping Must Haves For Busy Moms

Last updated on April 18th, 2024 at 02:27 pm

Maybe you’ve decided that exclusively pumping is best for you or you are returning to work and need some tips on what to prepare for when it comes to pumping. Check out these 10 amazing pumping must haves for busy moms!

1. Simple Wishes Signature Hands-Free Breastpump Bra

Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra, Patented, Black, X-Small/Large

This is the best hands free pumping bra out there. It is soft, comfortable and has a few different features that will help almost anyone get a great fit. There are also optional straps if you need a little added support. The cloth holding the flanges in place has both vertical and horizontal sections. It fits all flanges from all pumps. They stay in place very well and there’s no slipping. You will love this hands free pumping bra.

2. Rumble Tuff EZ Express Double Electric Breast Pump

Rumble Tuff EZ Express with Peak Enhanced Waveform Technology | Closed System Electric Breast Pump | Virtual Pumping Support with Lactation Consultant | Carrying Tote | Manual Pump| Lightweight| Quiet

The Rumble Tuff EZ Express pump is a hospital-grade pump without a hospital-grade price! This high-performing double breast pump has 4 cycle speeds (2 Stimulation, 2 Expression) and 9 suction levels for each cycle. It is compact and lightweight, weighing in at less than a pound. It is small but mighty, literally giving you powerful pumping in the palm of your hand. This pump also includes a manual collection kit so you can convert it into a manual pump if needed. The EZ Express comes with a 12V AC/DC power adapter but also includes a portable AA battery option for on-the-go pumping.

3. Spectra Baby USA S1

Spectra - S1 Plus Electric Breast Milk Pump with Tote Bag, Breast Milk Bottles and Cooler for Baby Feeding

This hospital grade pump is awesome. It is rechargeable so you can take it with you on the go and not have to worry about finding an outlet. This pump is also comfortable and lightweight. It works fast and efficiently so you can get back to work or taking care of your twinnies in a flash.

4. Dr. Brown’s Manual Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's 100% Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump,Hands-Free Breast Milk Collector with Anti-Colic Options+ Baby Bottle (4 oz/120 mL),Level 1 Nipple,Travel Lid and Travel Bag

Once in a while, you may need a hand pump. This is a great, inexpensive manual breast pump. It is compact and easy to clean. It might take some time to get used to, but once you do it is easy to use.

5. Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Gift Set

Kiinde Twist Universal Direct-Pump Feeding System and Warmer Gift Set

This system is the best breast milk storage system out there, and you should get 2 if you have twins. The Kiinde storage system allows you to collect, store, prepare, and feed your babies using single-use pouch bags. This reduces the need to wash bottles, but it also helps reduce excess air in the milk, which is great when you have a baby with gas issues already. The Kiinde Kozii bottle warmer, which comes with this set, is super simple to use and fits various bottles, not just what comes with the kit. The bags slide perfectly into a little bottle holster, and then you just stick one of their nipples on top, making the process of getting a bottle ready super easy. The screw top also makes them better to travel with, so you don’t have to worry about a standard zipper-type bag popping open!

6.  Motherlove Nipple Cream

Motherlove Nipple Cream (1 oz) Organic Lanolin-Free Nipple Cream for Breastfeeding—Benefits Nursing & Pumping Moms

This ointment is better than lanolin creams and not sticky at all. It will help soothe and heal cracked, dry nipples. It has the added bonus of being organic, so you know your breast milk will be okay for your babies.

7.  Sarah Wells “Lizzy” Pump Bag

Sarah Wells Lizzy Breast Pump Bag - Compatible with Spectra, Medela, and More - Insulated Cooler Pocket (Le Floral)

This beautiful bag has plenty of space for all of your pumping supplies. It’s very spacious and will make you happy carrying a cute bag. You may even use it after your pumping journey as a gym bag or weekender. And don’t forget the Pumperoo for all of your breast pump parts!

8. Medela Quick Clean Breast Pump and Accessory Wipes

Medela Quick Clean Breast Pump and Accessory Wipes, 24 Count Resealable Pack, Convenient and Hygienic On the Go Cleaning for Tables, Countertops, Chairs, and More

These wipes will clean your pump kit well. They are very large and will save you time and stress. They are great for when you need to pump in the middle of the night and don’t want to wash everything or if you are out and about and can’t get to a sink.

9.  Munchkin Latch Microwave Sterilize Bags

Munchkin Latch Microwave Sterilize Bags, 180 Uses, 6 Pack, Eliminates up to 99.9% of Common Bacteria , White, Small (8" x 11")

This is such a convenient, easy way to sterilize anything anytime, anywhere. Just pop it in the microwave, and víola —everything you need is sterilized. Each bag can be used up to 30 times.

10. Dapple Pure and Clean Bottle and Dish Liquid

Dapple Baby Bottle & Dish Liquid 16.9 Oz (Pack of 2)

You will love this bottle and dish soap for your pumping parts and bottles. It rinses off quickly while still working on removing any old milk smell or residue. It’s biodegradable, free of SLS and SLES, and there are no artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens, or phthalates to worry about! What more can you ask for?

We know your time is precious. Prepare by having these amazing pumping must-haves handy so you are ready when it’s time to pump. 

10 Pumping Must Haves For Busy Moms
Jenifer Roth

Jenifer Roth is a busy, busy mom to 1-year-old identical twin boys Jase and Evan, full-time High School driver ed teacher, and full-time finder of random information to help others! When not running around from work to home to errands she enjoys working on her blog, making piles of stuff and just hanging with her family! Trying to find the work-life balance has been a journey of its own but push on she must!

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