Looking for a gift for a breastfeeding mom? There are tons of great products out there that make pumping breast milk easier. Here are 18 awesome gifts for pumping moms!
Lactalites are a small light that attach to breast shields. They are fantastic for moms who pump in the middle of the night, because it makes it easy to position flanges and see milk flow without turning all of the lights on.
(Note: They work with most pumps, but not the Freemie or the Willow.)
Car adapters allow pumping moms to plug their pump in when they’re in their car. This is really useful for exclusive pumpers who are going on a trip, who have long commutes, or who lose power on occasion.
Being able to pump hands-free is KEY for exclusive pumpers. Freemie cups are one way to do this, and the benefit is that the entire collection mechanism goes in the nursing bra, so there’s no bottles hanging off of the chest.
(You can see which pumps are compatible with Freemie Cups here.)
Long Phone Charger Cord
Pumping sessions can last a while – some pumping moms pump for 30 to 45 minutes at a time. These charging cords will make sure her phone never dies in the middle of a pumping session.
Having a pumping station – where all of the stuff that you need to pump is located in one place – can make exclusive pumping so much easier! But what if she needs to pump in different rooms in her house at different times?
Put everything in a rolling cart and make a mobile pumping station!
Silicone Bottle Brush
Washing bottles is no one’s idea of fun, but having a cute and effective bottle brush will make it easier to get pump parts and bottles clean!
Large Water Bottle
Everyone should stay hydrated, but especially breastfeeding moms! Drinking enough water is thought to help boost milk supply.
This super cute water bottle is spill-proof, motivating, and helps track progress in drinking water throughout the day.
Pumping moms who freeze their breast milk need good sharpies to label their breast milk freezer bags with the amount, date, time, and the name of their baby.
Exclusive pumpers often wake up to pump in the middle of the night, especially when their babies are newborns. A nice nightgown that allows easy access for hooking up to pump makes that less annoying.
Ice packs are great when you need to transport breast milk (either on the way home from work, or being out and about with baby). This pack of 4 ice packs can be used in lots of different coolers or insulated compartments in a breast pump bag or diaper bag.
Pumpin Pals are a differently designed flange – they have a tapered opening to the breast shield tunnel – that many women find more comfortable than other breast shields. As a bonus, pumping moms can lean back when pumping when using them!
Both hot and cold compresses can be helpful for breastfeeding moms – warmth can treat a clogged duct or mastitis, and cold is soothing when you’re weaning or are dealing with engorgement.
Booby Tubes can give you both in the same package – stick it in the microwave when a warm compress is needed and in the freezer for a cold one.
Pumping moms with long hair need a ton of hair ties at their pumping station so they can get their hair out of their way when they hook themselves up to pump! These No Crease hair ribbons are super cute, and don’t damage hair like bands do.
Audible Gift Card
Listening to audio books is a great way for exclusively pumping moms to make pumping time pass more quickly, especially at night! Staying entertained without the need to keep the lights on or be on the phone makes going back to sleep easier.
LaVie Lactation Massager
Since blocked milk ducts can happen anytime, this is a great just-in-case gift for any breastfeeding mom.
Breast Pump Backpack
For pumping moms who work or travel, a high-quality breast pump backpack to transport their pump, pumping accessories, and breast milk is a game changer! The Baby Nation breast pump backpack is really stylish and will fit everything you need.
Every mom who pumps more than once a day NEEDS to be able to pump hands-free. Not having to hold breast shields in place gives pumping moms so much of their lives back, plus it makes it easier to do breast compressions while pumping.
Exclusive pumpers need a double electric pump for everyday pumping, but a manual pump can be a great thing to have as a backup pump in the event of a power outage, if their electric pump breaks, or when it’s hard to get a full pumping session in.
Did I miss any great gifts for pumping moms? Let us know in the comments below!