Craving a martini after nine months of having been deprived? You can have one! Or at least, in a nursing bag (sorry to get you excited). This “Martini” bag from a company called Nurse Purse will give you a buzz of a different sort. It is just about the cutest nursing bag I’ve seen.
With my last baby, I was stuck carrying around the ubiquitous black breast pump bag that came with my Medela Pump in Style. I was really committed to breastfeeding my son even though I was often on-the-go a lot, so I took that polyester eyesore around with me everywhere — to the different cafes where I liked to write, to my dance classes, to lunch meetings and to doctor’s appointments. I am a proud breastfeeding mom, so I didn’t understand why I had to carry my pump in a bag that was meant to look like a lady’s work purse. Something about that black bag implied that I should be hiding the fact that I’m carrying my breast pump. It was the kind of bag that said, “I’m not fooling anyone. This ain’t no briefcase. We all know I’m hiding my milk machine in there.”
The Nurse Purse, however, says “Yes, I am breast-feeding and yes, this is my pump bag, and don’t you think it is AWESOME?”
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most women can get their pumps for free. Unfortunately (but not so unfortunately), most providers do not include the on-the-go tote when you purchase a pump through insurance. So since you would have to buy a bag anyway, why not splurge a little and get a bag that is nice to look at?
The bag is built perfectly to house all Medela pumps, but can also accommodate other brands by just removing the divider inside. The waterproof coating on the bag doesn’t have any of the kinds of icky things you wouldn’t want coming in constant contact with you or your milk, like PVC, BPA, phthalates, or lead.
There is room inside for all of your pumping accessories, from extra valves, to your nursing bra, to breastmilk storage bags.
There’s even a cute little compartment where you can put a photo of you and your baby to gaze at while you pump.
There are a variety of pretty styles to choose from. Check them out at www.nursepurse.com. (Bags retail for $129 each).
Brunch With My Baby received a Nurse Purse for reviewing purposes. All opinions are our own.