Breastfeeding must-have: Top 7 breastmilk cooler bag brands today

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Ask any breastfeeding mom what her must-haves are and chances are you’ll hear a lot of things. There’s the usual breast pump, a nursing cover, a breastfeeding pillow, lactation cookies, and more. You’re also likely to hear the breastmilk cooler bag as an answer.

Besides pumping sessions and thawing and freezing milk, breastfeeding moms also have to think about transport and storage. Having the right cooler bag can help you make your breastfeeding journey easier. It will prevent your milk from getting spoiled and help you bring it home with ease.

breastmilk cooler bag
breastmilk cooler bag

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What to look for?

They don’t call breastmilk liquid gold for nothing. Aside from having many benefits, it’s precious, too. You wouldn’t want it to go to waste just because it got spoiled. That’s why it’s important to have all the essentials including a cooler bag. When you get one, make sure that you’ve looked into the following qualities:

  • size – How much milk are you going to put in it? Will you usually be gone for the most part of the day? If yes, then you may need a bigger cooler bag. Take into account that you’ll also be adding ice packs inside to keep the milk cool.

  • style – Having a stylish cooler bag is a plus. Working moms and stay-at-home moms alike would appreciate a nice-looking cooler bag that they can tote along with them during their errands and outings.

  • insulation – How long will the milk stay cool in it? If you travel longer, you’ll need one that lasts for more than a couple of hours to be sure.

7 best breastmilk cooler bag brands

This cooler bag from Mama’s Choice is great because it doubles as a cooler bag and a breast pump bag. You can stash your pumping essentials in the top compartment and keep the milk cool in the bottom. It’s a great cooler bag because stored milk can stay cool in here for up to 8 hours and is 100% waterproof.

What we love about it?

  • size

    • length: 23cm, height: 23cm, and width: 17cm

    • not too big and not too small–perfect for your trips to the office, the doctor’s clinic, the supermarket, and more

  • style

    • choose between gray and navy

    • use it as a tote bag or shoulder bag

    • keeps things hygienic because of the separate compartment

  • insulation

    • up to 8 hours for the navy bag

    • up to 5 hours for the gray

  • price

    • P1,593

Get this if you only need a bag that’s simply for breastmilk. Those who store their breast pump separately would love this as a breastmilk cooler bag. It looks like a simple lunchbox but is a heavy-duty cooler that can keep milk cold for up to 12 hours.

What we love about it?

  • size

    • 9″ x 7″ x 5″

    • just right to store milk

  • style

    • lunch box-style

    • convenient to use

    • looks small, but can hold up to 6 pieces of 5oz storage bottles

    • comes in red wine color

  • insulation

    • up to 12 hours with ice packs

  • price

    • P400

The Blithe Cooler Bag also combines the breast pump compartment with the cooler, so this is good for moms who don’t want to lug around too many bags. It boasts value for money because this set also comes with free ice packs, a waterproof inner bag, and an ice brick.

breastmilk cooler bag
breastmilk cooler bag

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What we love about it?

  • style

    • wear it as a shoulder bag or hold it like a tote

    • comes in a gray hue with yellow details

    • comes with 1 piece of ice brick, 2 pieces of ice packs, 1 piece waterproof inner bag, and 1 cooler bag

  • insulation

    • can retain insulation by up to 8-12 hours

  • price

    • P740

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Moms who prefer backpacks would love this. It’s also a two-compartment bag so it’s perfect for those who are on the go. Working moms who like to keep their accessories simple would also appreciate that it is in black so it’s discreet.

What we love about it?

  • size

    • 10.2″ x 7.5″ x 13.5

  • style

    • top deck for breast pump essentials

    • bottom for breastmilk

    • has extra pockets

    • comes in stylish black

  • price

    • P1,080

Choose among mint green, navy blue, or light gray when you get this bag from Insular. It can also be used as a backpack or a tote depending on your preference. You’ll also be delighted to know that it comes with 2 ice packs and 3 bottles.

What we love about it?

  • size

    • 26 x 17 x 26

  • style

    • backpack or tote

    • colors to choose from: mint green, navy blue, light gray

    • comes with ice packs and bottles

  • price

    • P899

Owl Baby is fast becoming known for its stylish products. This cooler bag is one good example. It’s functional yet elegant with its black hue.

What we love about it?

  • style

    • multi-way: backpack, shoulder bag, and handbag

    • aside from the bag itself, set includes four 5oz+ bottles

  • insulation

    • keeps milk fresh for up to 12 hours

    • with two ice bricks, up to 18 hours

  • price

    • P799

Those who appreciate a more whimsical design over a simple hue would love this. The two available patterns are called the Blue Dream Sky and Green Dream Sky. It also has three layers for insulation including a high-density polyester fabric, waterproof EPE, and weave foil material.

What we love about it?

  • style

    • has two compartments: top for breast pump supplies and bottom for breastmilk

  • insulation

    • three layers to keep the milk fresh

    • up to 8 hours

  • price

    • P1,429.82

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