Shopping for a pumping mom may not be the easiest task, especially if you aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of breast pumping. The key thing to remember is that pumping moms really just need stuff that can make pumping and storing more convenient because they're already giving so much of their time and energy. So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further — here are 10 holiday gifts breast-pumping moms really want this year.
Whether she’s a pro or just beginning her pumping journey, there are a few things pumping moms can always use, like milk storage bags and cleaning supplies. There are also some new innovative products out there that allow moms to pump hands-free, tote their pumps more stylishly, and even light up their pumps to see in the dark. And honestly, if you want to give the gift of your own time, it's much appreciated. Between pumping, storing, and cleaning, the entire idea of pumping breast milk takes forever and is a huge pain sometimes. Partners, pay attention — offering to clean her breast pump when she comes home from work is huge.
But no matter what, if you are shopping for a pumping mom, she’s sure to appreciate the thought behind anyone of these great holiday gifts that can make her pumping experience a little easier.
1Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra
The one thing a pumping mom needs more of is time. So give her the gift of a hands-free pumping experience with this Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra ($40, Aeroflow). This bra allows mom to multitask while pumping by holding her pumps and bottles in place. Works with most electric breast pumps, and is available in two sizes, small and large.
2Freemie Deluxe Cup Set
Depending on where and when she’s pumping, it’s not always easy for pumping moms to see what’s going on with her nipples, so this Lactalite Pumping Light ($25, Aeroflow) is the perfect solution. Whether she’s pumping at night or in a darker room, this handy little light will attach to her pump and let her see her breast. Works with a variety of breast pumps, and has an 80-hour battery life.
3Medela Quick Clean 40-Count Breast Pump & Accessory Wipes
Give her freedom from the pumping flanges and bottles with the Freemie Deluxe Cup Set ($80, Aeroflow). This set allows mom to pump and collect milk right inside her bra, so she can stay dressed and comfy for each pumping session. Comes with two 8-ounce collection cups, two 25mm funnels, two 28mm funnels, and a connection kit for Ameda, Lucina, Spectra, and Avent breast pumps.
4Lactalite Pumping Light
The last thing a pumping mom wants to do is fiddle with cleaning her pump and parts when she's in a hurry, so these Medela Quick Clean 40-Count Breastpump and Accessory Wipes ($16, Buy Buy Baby) are a great, on-the-go solution. The wipes are designed to clean breast shields, valves, and membranes, and are unscented and bleach/alcohol-free.
5Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Gift Set
From storage to baby, this Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Gift Set ($100, Target) is the perfect set for any pumping mom. It comes with 20 convenient twist storage pouches, a breast milk organizer, two feeding bottles, slow, medium, and fast flow active latch nipples, a breast milk warmer, and two nipple cleaning brushes.
7Medela Quick Clean Breastmilk Removal Soap
Cleaning dried breast milk can be a chore, so any pumping mom will appreciate this Medela Quick Clean Breastmilk Removal Soap ($7, Walmart) which is specially formulated to remove breast milk residue up to three days old, within just five minutes. It won’t add any fragrance or taste, and it’s hypoallergenic, too.
8Sarah Wells "Cold Gold" Breast Milk Cooler Bag
Storing milk on the go stylishly doesn’t have to be a challenge with this Sarah Wells "Cold Gold" Breast Milk Cooler Bag ($30, Amazon). This tall storage bag will fit bottles or storage pouches, and features an easy to clean lining, adjustable and detachable strap, a pocket for your ID, and comes with an ice pack to keep breast milk cold for up to eight hours.
9Medela Breast Milk Storage Solution Set
10Kaylaa Premium Breast Pump Bag
Pumping moms can tote their pump in style with this Kaylaa Premium Breast Pump Bag ($125, Amazon). This stylish striped bag features an opening for most portable pumps, and can fit all her other pumping needs including ice packs and bottles. There are even spaces for her phone and laptop, too, so she's not constantly lugging three bags around.
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