Ahh, the breast pump. Not the most glamorous part of new motherhood. But for many of us, it’s a necessity. Whether you’re just pumping and freezing so your partner can take the midnight feedings or you’re headed back to work but don’t want to cut off breastfeeding when you do, a good breast pump can be your best friend. And now, there’s finally a stylish breast pump tote bag for you to carry it in when you head back to the office or go on vacation, thanks to Petunia Pickle Bottom.
Petunia Pickle Bottom has, for years, been one of our favorite high-end diaper bag companies. In fact, they are the reason I believe a hefty price tag on a diaper bag can actually be a really good deal — because you’ll use it forever. The same goes with this breast pump tote bag, because it’s a super cute bag that doesn’t scream, “there’s a breast pump in here!”
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A zip-down pocket on the back of the bag holds a breast pump and a cooler bag and four bottles of that liquid gold. It’s designed specifically to work with the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Pump, but we imagine any similarly sized pump would probably fit too. The main compartment is big enough to hold all the cords and tubes you’ll need, plus your personal items or diapering necessities if you want this to double as a diaper bag. Note that the bag doesn’t include the pump itself (one could only be so lucky) — you’ll need to buy your own, or see if your insurance will give you a free one.
Of course, the breastfeeding stage doesn’t last forever — but this bag might. By dropping down the temporary shelf that holds the pump and cooler bag, the tote transitions to a traditional bag you can use long after the nursing and diapering days are over. Making this money well spent.
You can find the Petunia Pickle Bottom Parkway Tote exclusively at 1 Natural Way, where you can also check to see if you qualify for a free breast pump through your insurance company. And for a limited time, it’s on sale for $169 — that’s a great deal!