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What to Have in Your Pump Bag

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Pumping moms may not need everything found in a diaper bag when they head out the door, but even the shortest of trips requires planning ahead.

It helps to have a packing routine so you don’t leave parts behind. Here are some suggestions from pumping moms on what to pack:

  • All the parts you will need to pump - complete collection kit including valves, diaphragms, tubing, the pump base, and A/C adaptor or batteries
  • Clean pump bottles (one for each pumping session plus one) with lids or storage bags
  • Cooler bag and ice packs to store and transport your expressed breast milk
  • Wet hand wipes
  • Extra clothing, such as a top or sweater, in case of leaks
  • Extra nursing pads
  • Plastic, sealable bag to hold wet or dirty pump parts
  • Snacks and lunch, including high protein healthy foods and drinks to keep you hydrated.
  • A photo of your baby or even one of their little onesies so you can be reminded of them when you pump. This can help with let-down and the disconnected feeling you may have while pumping.

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