One late night after my end-of-day pumping session, I sleepily unhooked myself from my pump and started to pour my milk into a breast milk freezer storage bag. To my complete horror, I watched as my milk leaked out of a hole in the bottom of the bag and then frantically tried to salvage what was left by transferring it back to the bottle. Truth be told, I probably only lost one ounce of milk, but all pumping moms know the sickening feeling in your stomach when you lose even a few dribbles of breast milk.
Let’s prevent any future tears (who said “there’s no use crying over spilled milk”?? Probably a man) by reviewing the top 3 best breast milk storage bags, as determined by the reviews and ratings of real moms.
#1. Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags
The Lansinoh 6 oz/180 mL breastmilk storage bags undergo a rigorous 10-point quality testing during manufacturing to ensure quality and durability. The reinforced side seals and patented double Click ‘n’ Secure closure keeps the bag free of any leaks, and the pre-sterilization ensures they’re hygienically safe. They can be used with any Lansinoh breast pump to pump directly into the bags, no adapter needed! The great part, though, is you don’t have to have a Lansinoh breast pump to use them; these bags also work with most standard size pumps (with the use of pump adapters), including Medela, Ameda, Avent and Evenflo. Moms love the sturdiness of these bags, as well as the write-on tabs at the top of the bags, as it’s easy to reference the date and amount of milk by quickly flipping through them. The bags can either stand on their own for refrigerator storage or lay flat for space-saving freezer storage.
#2. Nuk Seal ‘n Go breastmilk storage bags
The Nuk Seal ‘n Go 6 oz/180 mL capacity breastmilk storage bags come with a 100% leak-proof guarantee. That’s right – no leaks. And countless moms have testified that these bags do, in fact, never leak. They have a unique, gusset-free bottom and double zipper closure that ensures your breastmilk stays safe, as well as an oxygen barrier that guarantees your breastmilk stays fresh. They’re also pre-sterilized and have an easy-to-pour spout that moms love. The best part about these bags is also the worst part: that gusset-free bottom means they don’t stand on their own, which isn’t ideal for refrigerator storage, BUT, they freeze beautifully and stack super flat in the freezer. So, if you’re more of a freezer-storage mom than a refrigerator-storage mom, these breast milk storage bags are perfect for you.
#3. Medela breastmilk storage bags
The Medela 6 oz/180 mL capacity breastmilk storage bags are made with super durable, double-layer material and double zipper closures that moms confirm prevent any leaks. The bags come with a hygienically pre-sealed closure so you can rest assured that they haven’t been tampered with, as well as easy-to-read volume marks so you can keep track of how much milk you pumped. They have a self-standing design, making them easy to store standing in your fridge, but they can also lay flat for good freezer storage. Their design also allows for quick thawing. Moms love how easy the spout pours without any spills, as well as how sturdy the bags feel. One drawback is that these are not the Pump ‘N Save bags, so you can’t pump directly into them.
All of these bags are also BPA-free for the safety of you and your baby. Here’s to a clean, leak-free breast milk storage experience!
About Katie Stansberry
Katie Stansberry is a work-from-home mom of two sweet girls and the creator of Breastfeeding Bliss. After struggling at the beginning of her breastfeeding journey, she wanted to create a happy place where breastfeeding moms could find practical tips, positive inspiration, and the newest and best breastfeeding products. On her "Back to Bliss" breastfeeding blog, she shares her personal stories and tips for making breastfeeding an easier and more enjoyable experience.