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Pumping Bag Essentials

Pumping Bag Essentials

Guest Post written by Brand Ambassador: Olivia Fleckinger 

Let’s talk about pumping bag essentials! As a second time mom who has exclusively pumped with both my boys, I can safely tell you my essentials are worth every penny. Below is a list of my pumping bag essentials!

Genie Advanced Portable Breast Pump

For me I knew I needed something small and compact that would work as well as my spectra. This pump checks all of those requirements. It’s important to test run your pumping bag a few times before returning to work!

Spectra Pump Cara Cups

I always bring both with me as I’ve had to work while pumping. Both are nice to have but Cara style pumps aren’t a guarantee to fully empty your breast correctly. So be sure to have your regular pump parts with you just in case.

Ceres Chill Breast Milk Chiller

I absolutely love this! It keeps your breast milk cold for up to 20 hours. Perfect if you don’t have access to a fridge or if you’re on the go. Use code EATPLAYLIV15 for 15% off here

Spare pump parts

I’ve had my share of duckbill valves randomly go bad. I always carry extra just in case.

Cleaning products

Branch Basics travel foam and travel bottle cleaner are life savers. Also remember to grab a bag to hold clean pump parts!


Always bring your charger with you, even if you’ve charged it the night before.


I use a poncho style cover just in case I need to pump in front of others. Check out our favorite Parker Baby Co. Multi-use Covers 

These are my essentials and they make my life so much easier while I'm on the go. Definitely do a few trial runs to see what works for you, but this list is a great place to start. I also recommend checking out an Instagram page called @onewiththepumpTamari is full of great resources and can help you with any pumping questions. Happy Pumping!

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If you are feeling overwhelmed about returning to work after baby is born, you are not alone! Check out 5 Tips for the New Mom returning to Work ❤️

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