Whether you’re in a meeting room for an important presentation, at a friend’s dinner party, or even in a quiet corner at a café, the life of a pumping mom never truly pauses. Breastfeeding can be a joyful and bonding experience, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. And pumping? You might argue it’s even more challenging. One of those challenges? Finding the perfect bag to hold that not-so-small, often noisy breast pump. You know, the one that provides the life-sustaining milk to your little one. It’s not our favorite piece of equipment, but there’s plenty of ways to make lugging it around just a little bit easier.

So, let’s dive deep into the world of breast pump bags: the accessory you probably never even thought about before. (Mom life is weird like that, isn’t it?)

Why is a good breast pump bag essential?

Like a good diaper bag, you want something that’s not only functional but also stylish. I mean, who wants a bag that makes you look like an EMT rushing in with a defibrillator? These days, there are tons of bags that are versatile, chic, and capable of fitting more than just the pump.

And, beyond the aesthetics, the right bag will help you stay organized, easily access your pumping parts, and perhaps even double as a work bag to keep your daily needs streamlined and easy to carry.

What should you consider when picking out a breast pump bag?

First and foremost, size and compartments matter. Depending on your breast pump model, you’ll need a bag with enough space not only for the pump itself but also for its accessories, cleaning wipes, and possibly even a cooler section for storing milk. (Of course you can always opt for a separate breastmilk cooler bag.) Be sure to measure your pump first to confirm compatibility, and consider if you need something for a traditional electric pump or a wearable breast pump.

Also, durability is key. You’ll be using this bag multiple times a day, especially if you’re a working mom. The bag needs to be sturdy enough to handle everyday wear and tear. Many of our favorites are designed to be used long after you’ve finished pumping which might make it easier to splurge on a pricier pick you really love.

Finally, style. Just because it’s functional doesn’t mean it has to be boring or industrial. Yes, there are breast pump bags (like the Sarah Wells pump bags) that look like everyday purses or totes. Some even double as laptop bags or chic backpacks for outings without the pump.

With all that in mind, we’ve curated a list of breast pump bags that check all the boxes: from minimalist to designer, backpack to tote, ensuring there’s something to suit every mom’s unique taste and lifestyle.

Breast pump bags we think you'll love:

Sarah Wells Kelly Breast Pump Backpack

Sarah Wells


Kelly Breast Pump Backpack

Black goes with everything, but we admit, it does get a little boring after awhile. And that’s just one reason we love the Sarah Wells Kelly Breast Pump Backpack. It’s also roomy enough to carry medical grade pumps like the Medela Symphony and thermally lined to keep breastmilk chilled for up to six hours. There’s also a ton of interior and exterior organizational pockets, including a padded slot for your laptop. Best of all, it converts from a tote to a backpack with convenient hidden straps! And while it’s definitely on the pricey side, it’s designed in a way that allows you to repurpose the dedicated pump pocket and use it as a regular diaper bag or even a work bag when you’re out of that pumping life.

Motif Medical Breast Pump Backpack

Motif Medical


Breast Pump Backpack

With a wide hinged opening that allows you to easily load and unload your pump, an insulated cooler for pumped milk and an insulated front pocket for bottles, consider the Motif Medical Breast Pump Backpack a jetpack for pumping mamas. It’s large enough to fit a wide variety of pump styles and provides plenty of additional space for supplies and essentials. It’s also water-resistant and durable with a wide base that keeps it upright when placed on the ground. And with a side pocket for wet wipes, it also proves its worth as a regular diaper bag when you transition away from pumping!

Momcozy Wearable Breast Pump Tote Bag



Wearable Breast Pump Tote Bag

If you’re looking for a travel-ready pump bag that can pack the whole kit and caboodle, the Momcozy Wearable Breast Pump Tote Bag is the answer. The zip-off base is uniquely designed to carry your wearable pump and parts completely separate from everything else, keeping it clean and safe from contamination. Up top, the high-capacity duffel features a full-length dual zipper that allows for easy access to your well organized cargo. (Thanks to tons of organizational pockets!) And even though you can pack it to the gills, the lightweight construction ensures it’s only as heavy as you make it.

Dr. Brown's Breast-Pump Carryall Storage Diaper and Tote Bag

Dr. Brown's


Breast-Pump Carryall Storage Diaper and Tote Bag

Looking for a no-nonsense tote that checks all the boxes and does it at less than $40 bucks? We’ve got you. The Dr. Brown’s Breast-Pump Carryall Storage Diaper and Tote Bag fits most electric pumps with plenty of pockets to organize your parts and accessories. There’s more than enough space to tote around additional needs like a small cooler bag, a laptop, and anything you’d regularly pack in your purse. An exterior zip pocket offers a convenient place for your wallet, phone, keys and even a small notebook.

Mommore Breastpump Diaper Tote Bag



Breast Pump Diaper Tote Bag

Another budget-friendly option that doesn’t skimp on style or function is the Mommore Breast Pump Diaper Tote Bag. Slip your pump into the generously-sized side pocket which can accommodate popular pumps like the Spectra S1 and S2, Medela, and others, then stash your parts into the other side. The structured, boxy shape keeps everything in the main compartment organized and easy to access, and two carry options make it comfortable even at the end of a long day. And for multitasking mamas who want to carry it as a diaper bag, there’s an included changing pad as well!

Sarah Wells Abby Breast Pump Tote

Sarah Wells


Abby Breast Pump Tote

With an understated classic look, no one would ever suspect you’re toting some serious hardware inside the Sarah Wells Abby Breast Pump Tote. Head to the office with everything you need to pump, kick butt and take names thanks to a seriously spacious interior which includes thermally lined pockets for your breast pump, pump accessories, and pumped milk, a padded laptop pocket, and an exterior pocket for easy-grab essentials. Leaving the pump at home? No problem. Tuck the side pockets out of the way and use it as your everyday bag without missing a beat. With details like genuine leather straps and a wipeable exterior, it’s on point no matter what’s inside!

Petunia Pickle Bottom 2-in-1 Provisions Breast Pump & Diaper Bag Backpack

Petunia Pickle Bottom


2-in-1 Provisions Breast Pump & Diaper Bag Backpack

Another backpack style we love is the Petunia Pickle Bottom 2-in-1 Provisions Breast Pump & Diaper Bag Backpack. A go-to brand for diaper bags, it’s no surprise, really! The versatile design has a lower side pocket for your pump and parts as well as ample space in the main compartment for your personal needs or diaper bag essentials. There’s a padded zippered pocket at the back for your laptop as well as a convenient trolley sleeve to make those airport dashes as easy as possible. And because we’re a sucker for details, we have to point out the contrast leopard interior!

Caraa Baby Pump Bag



Baby Pump Bag

We admit it. We’re totally obsessed with all things Caraa. Their chic city aesthetic and cloud-like recycled nylon fabric never fails to elicit compliments and questions. Recently expanded their awesome baby collection with the Baby Pump Bag, a camera bag-esque silhouette that’s designed to carry the Spectra pump. Chill your pumped milk in the insulated pocket on one side (ice pack included!) and load your pump into the other. When it’s time to pump, you don’t even have to take it out. Just feed the cord through the power pocket and get down to business.

Willow Pump Anywhere Bag



Pump Anywhere Bag

From the brand that changed the pumping game, the Willow Pump Anywhere Bag is a great choice for moms who opt for a wearable breast pump. Comprised of a removable cooler on the bottom and pump bag up top, this compact bag is as sleek as the pump it carries. (Are we surprised? Nope. Not at all.) Not only does it expertly tote all your essentials, but it can be carried as a tote, backpack or crossbody. Even better? The vegan leather exterior goes with everything from power suits to sweats because, let’s face it. You contain multitudes–and so should your accessories.