Breastfeeding is not exactly a walk in the park, but with the right tools, you can make pumping as easy as possible. Whether you are committed to exclusively breast pumping, or you are anticipating using your breast pump only when necessary, pregnancy is an ideal time to stock up on the top pumping products. Learn more about breast pumping essentials and how Pumps for Mom can help you get the products you need to pump like a pro.

A Breast Pump

It should come as no surprise that the number one essential item for breast pumping is the breast pump. But with so many different breast pump options, expectant moms may be tempted to hold off on ordering a breast pump until they actually start breastfeeding. Don’t make this mistake, mama! Pregnancy is the perfect time to consider what your breast pumping needs will be when your little one arrives. Will you be pumping in the same place every day, or will you need a pump that prioritizes portability? Will you need a powerful breast pump to express enough breast milk to feed your little one exclusively? Or will you only need to pump occasionally when you are away from your baby? Consider these questions to find the right pump for you, and work with Pumps for Mom to qualify for your breast pump through insurance!

Breast Milk Storage Bags

While a breast pump may be a common-sense item on a list of breast pumping essentials, some moms-to-be might not think about where the breast milk goes after it is pumped. That’s why breast milk storage bags are another essential item for expectant moms who plan on pumping. Once you express your breast milk using a breast pump, it is critical that parents store this liquid gold in a safe, secure container like a specialized breast milk storage bag. These breast pumping accessories provide a sterile place for expressed breast milk that can easily be stored in the refrigerator or freezer until your little one is ready for a feeding.

Wearable Collection Cups

Moms who want to take their breast pumping game to the next level will absolutely consider wearable collection cups a must-have item. Designed to be compatible with multiple different breast pumps, brands like Freemie or Spectra offer collection cups that can easily fit inside of a regular or nursing bra and give moms some freedom from the bottles and flanges that are typically necessary for a breast pump. Moms almost always have their hands full, both literally and figuratively, so wearable collection cups can give moms the flexibility they need to pump while they are on the move. 


There is no single right way to breastfeed. As long as moms are providing the proper nutrients for their little one, it doesn’t matter if it is through a breast pump, breastfeeding, formula, or a combination of all three! Pumps for Mom is proud to support moms through their breastfeeding journey by making it easy to get a breast pump through insurance. Our maternity product specialists will work with you through every step of the process so you feel ready to pump as soon as your little one arrives. Qualify for your breast pump through insurance today!