What goes in my breast pumping bag?

Alisha - posted on 04/20/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok, ladies! I am getting ready to go back to work on Monday and I plan on packing up the bag I'll need over the weekend. What tools or essentials go in your breast pumping bag that you cannot live without?
I know I'll need the pump and spare pump parts. I will take the storage bottles and a ice pack/cooler for them. Any tips of the trade?

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Emily - posted on 04/21/2011

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You'll needs something to clean the parts too. Medela makes microwave steam bags, which you can use up to 5 times each. Also, you'll want have some disposable wipes for clean wipe clean the parts...medela also makes these.

Claire - posted on 04/21/2011

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Don't forget to get a hands-free! It will help you get more milk and you can eat lunch or check emails while pumping. I love my PumpEase!

Amanda - posted on 04/20/2011

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-2L of water (okay, this won't fit in the bag, but you will need it)
- Reading material (book, magazine, Bible, etc)
- Pictures of Baby
- MP3 player
- Quick clean wipes/dish soap/micro-steam bags
- Nursing pads
- Batteries/Car lighter adapter (in case power goes out)
- Hair tie ( I always tend to put my hair up when I pump)
- Watch/clock (possibly with an alarm- I have fallen asleep while pumping at work before...)

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