Being a working mom? Tough. Being a pumping mom? Also tough. But combining the two? Those are the superwomen in my eyes. Pumping was hard enough for me to handle when I stayed home with my baby, so I give major props to the mothers who make it happen while they're working hard at their career. But it's not just pumping while working that makes things difficult — it's keeping your breast milk cold, safe, and ready to go to your baby. For many moms, getting their stuff ready for work means grabbing a cooler for breast milk, too.
I can't imagine how hard it is to pack up everything you need for a day of work when you're a pumping mom. If you're the parent dropping your baby off at childcare, you have their diaper bag, their change of clothes, and their bottles in one hand. Then you have your work bag, your purse, your lunch, your breast pump bag, and now your cooler? If you haven't picked out a mom-car yet, it might be time. Although some offices have a fridge available for employees to use, including moms who pump, it's not always feasible. Whether you're traveling, working in a nontraditional office, or need something a little closer to you, these seven coolers can keep your breast milk cold and your mind at ease. It's not easy pumping on the go, but having the right products can help.