Best Breast Milk Storage Bags and Systems

How to Choose the Best Storage Bags for Pumped Breast Milk

Breast milk storage bags can be lifesavers when you are looking to pump and store your breast milk for later use. Storing your breast milk safely is important to the health of your baby and there are many different ways you can store your breast milk, though the ease and safety of some methods are not as good as others.

Best Breast Milk Storage Bags, Bottles and Kits

When buying breast milk storage solutions, you should keep in mind that depending on the features of the models and brands, some bags will perform better than others. Before purchasing any type of storage system, you should ask yourself some of the following questions: 

  • How economical is it?
  • Is it durable?
  • Can you pump directly in to the bag?
  • How much breast milk can it hold?
  • Is it prone to leaks?
  • How easy is it to use?

Keeping the above questions in mind can help you choose the best storage system for your needs.

Below are 8 systems you can use to store your breast milk safely and conveniently after pumping:

HoneySuckle Breastmilk Storage

Honeysuckle Breastmilk Storage Bags
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What I love most about this double seal bag is the fact that you can measure the milk in the bag better than others brands. These are double zippered, thick and virtually leak proof. An added bonus is that the bags are also biodegradable and recyclable.

Seal 'n Go Breast Milk Storage Bags

Seal n Go Breastmilk Storage
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These breast milk storage bags come 25 sterilized bags to a pack. You close them with a zippered closing. They do not require other ties or clips. These bags can also be used in most disposable bottles, so you don't have to change bags or lose milk.

Avent Via Breast Milk Storage Kit

Via Breastmilk Storage
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The Avent Via system includes bases and screw on lids. The bases and lids are reusable or disposable. They also sell a separate adapter to enable you to pump directly into the base, saving milk from having to be transferred back and forth between containers. You can freeze in these or transfer to bags at a later date.

Ameda's Mothers Milk Bag

Ameda Breastmilk Storage
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These bags come sterilized and ready to store. Some moms have been able to pump directly, but delicately, into these bags. They close with a fold down, tab system.

Medela Freezer/Refrigerator Bags for Breast Milk

Medela Breastmilk Storage
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These collection bags allow you to pump directly into them. They have a pouring spout and labeling area built in. These convenient no-spill, no-leak, easy-to-close zipper top design has a protective oxygen barrier perfect for the fridge or freezer.

Easy Pour Milk Storage Bags

Easy Pour Breastmilk Storage
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The milk storage bags are zippered closure with an area for labeling. They have a handle on the side and spout to make pouring the contents into a baby bottle easier. The also stand up while pouring milk into them, which is very handy.

Avent Breast Milk Storage Set

Avent Breastmilk Storage
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These are simply Avent four ounce bottles with nipple collars with seals. They work very well and hold up better than the average plastic bag to trauma. Though they can be costly to use if you intend to store breast milk in bulk. They can be used to pump into and feed out of with just a quick change of the top.

Lansinoh Breastmilk Collection Bags

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage
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These bags have patented Click n' Secure seals for extra leak protection, though they do not stand up alone. There is a reason for that though, these bags lay flat for efficient storage in the fridge or freezer.

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