Sarah Wells Breast Pump Bag Review

Breast Pump bags are great but a breast pump bag that doesn't look like one? That's something special.

I never understood why breast pump bags needed to look like you were either transporting a fresh kidney for transplant or urinary catheterization equipment. As it turns out, Sarah Wells wondered the same thing but she actually did something about it. 

Here’s my review on her breast pump bags that don’t look like breast pump bags.

If you don’t want to watch the video, here is my cheat sheet:

THINGS I LOVED: 

  • They look really good – nothing screams “medical device satchel”
  • Fits portable pumps including: Medela Pump in Style (with or without a case) and Freestyle, Hygeia, Freemie, Spectra, Ardo and Ameda
  • Thermally-lined pockets that keeps stuff cold within the pocket for up to 6 hours with ice packs – I recommend using this for beer once you’re done with the pump ; )
  • Your laptop, wallet, and general “stuff” stays separate from your pump and breastmilk. 
  • Everything is easy to wipe down so it will stay clean
  • There’s a sleeve to keep a picture of your baby so you’re not digging around for it when you need to pump (or when you need to show someone the cutest baby on the planet!)

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • The Annie is $165 and the Lizzy is $90 so neither are crazy cheap. However, considering how precious breastmilk is, I’d be willing to invest in something that keeps it separated from my old gum wrappers and hair ties.
  • Neither are leather. For me, this is a good thing because that makes them more affordable and easy to clean but some folks may want that.

If you want to compare it to others:

  1. Juno Blu: These guys also make breast pump bags that look nice but they tend to be a little more expensive and they don’t have a ‘sporty’ option like the Lizzy.
  2. Medela Breastmilk Cooler Set: If you just want to use a regular tote and don’t mind losing the different compartments, a stand alone cooler set is around $22.

Do you have a Sarah Wells bag or another type of breast pump bag? What do you think of it? I’d love to know!

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34 Comments

  • I love my Lizzy bag! I was sent one to test it out with the Medela Symphony. Although, the pump is too large for the pockets, which is something Sarah Wells is working on, it still fit in the bag with PLENTY of room for: my 17" laptop, 2 client files, my Erin Condren (THICK) planner, wallet, lunch, pump parts, and cooler bag. As you can tell, my bag is often HEAVY, but it is nice to not have 6 thousand bags to carry in to work every day. I also love that the bag is discreet so that the men I share my office with have NO idea what is inside of it. This bag is easy to clean and fashionable (I’ve gotten a ton of compliments from non-moms too!). I highly recommend it. Also, I love the limited edition print and am tempted to buy another one soon!

  • I LOVE my Annie bag. I can’t live without it. During the week it is my pump bag, since it fits my pumps beautifully. I have both the Hygeia Enjoye and Ardo Calypso. On the weekends I use the pump pockets for extra clothes, diapers and wipes. I also use the pump pockets for my DSLR camera, since it is padded, I feel confident using it as a camera bag and will continue to do so long after I am done pumping. This weekend I used the pump pockets to sneak candy and soda into the movie theater (shhhhh). It is such a versitile bag, I can’t gush enough.

  • I have the Annie. I LOVE IT. I went from EBF to EP around 2 months because my little had an AWFUL tongue & lip tie that weren’t found until months into nursing and she jsut couldn’t pull the milk out. Anyway, I decided I needed this bag. It comes EVERYWHERE with me- I mean everywhere. I use it at home, work, the beach, my car. There’s enough room to also use it as my diap bag for 2 kiddos which is the BEST because it’s jsut one big bag to carry. My Annie has been used more than I ever thought I’d use it. BUY THIS BAG it sooooo worth it!!!!

  • I bought the Lizzy off of Amazon while I was still on maternity leave. I figured I could treat myself to a nice bag as I knew returning to work was going to be hard enough. I love it because I can fit SO much stuff in it! I have to drive a lot for my job which means I’m pumping in the car a lot. I have an extra set of flanges and vales in there, extra tubing, a nursing cover, a handsfree bra, breast milk storage bags AND extra bottles. Plus, when I pick my son up from daycare, there is still room left in the bag for me to throw his used bottles from the day and (more often than not) any soiled clothes he gets sent home with. So glad I bought this bag!

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