Every day, to and from work I would tote around THE bag. The one that all others knew was a breast pump bag. I went through two different pumps with my first baby, both of which came in different kinds of carriers. My first was a back pack which made me feel like a five-year-old, not a working mom. The second was a black tote, and although it was a little better (and I mean little) in the style department, it didn’t offer much functionality beyond holding the pump, thus turning me into the crazy bag lady – one purse, one pump tote, one cooler bag and one bag for workout clothes. Oh and a lunch bag. It was awful (see the pic to below of the original Medela breast pump bag – YIKES!).
If only there was a pump bag out there that was functional and stylish. Ladies, it exists and I’m proud to say I’m an owner of it. I bring you the Sarah Wells Maddy Breast Pump Bag. This all-in-one bag is exactly what milking mamas need. It’s super chic and fits most pumps, plus much more.
First, let me talk about the creator, Sarah Wells. As a working professional, she also lugged her breast pump around and rather than just accepting it, she created the Maddy bag to stylishly carry her pump. I can stand behind a working mama that paves her own paths!
Let me rave about the features and benefits of this bag:
– Oh my, it’s super stylish. The classic look of a black and tan exterior with a pretty purple interior compliments any wardrobe, whether going to the office or just out and about. As a modern mom that is trying to reclaim her sense of style, this bag is a must accessory for me – pump or not!
– It’s roomy (echo roomy!) Above it being fashionable, it’s functional! There are two large pockets on either side that store your pump motor and accessories, which leaves a large gaping space on the inside of the bag for so much more. You can store your pumped milk in one of the side pockets or main pocket with ice packs, too. I plan on putting my wallet and other day-to-day necessities once I return to work, thus consolidating a few of the above mentioned bags, especially since there’s a nice interior pocket for a tablet (thanks for thinking of us working moms, Sarah!)
It fits most pumps, electric and manual. I got a new Medela Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump and I was able to extract it from the reflective-fishing-tackle-box-looking thing it came in and place it comfortably in the Maddy. If you have any questions about whether your pump will fit the bag, just ask them. Which leads me to…
– Super fast and nice help. I wanted to make sure I extracted my pump correctly from the grips of the cube it came in and I contacted the help email. Within a day, Sarah emailed me back and gave me pointers on how to remove it correctly. According to her, she has what she calls a “graveyard of pumps and bags” so she can help other mamas with their pumps.
– It’s just easy. It’s easy to use, easy to carry and it’s easy to clean. All of the materials can be easily wiped with a damp cloth.
Smarty Giveaway: One Maddy Bag (valued at $145)
Want a Maddy bag to call your own? One of these super functional and stylish totes is up for grabs.
To enter comment below on what you like most about the Maddy breast pump bag. Post your fave feature by midnight on February 24th. One winner will be selected on Tuesday, February 25th.
Can’t wait to see if you won and want to snag the bag now? Sarah Wells is extending a special discount just for Charlotte Smarty Pants readers! Shop HERE today and enter code SMARTY at checkout to redeem $25 off AND free shipping! This offer is only good until 11:59pm on February 28th.
This is AMAZING!!!! Yes, I too, was the bag lady the first go round and am dreading doing it again come April. This is genius! If she would also invent stylish nursing clothes!
But if anyone needs a free pump, check your insurance. With the new healthcare, some insurance providers pay 100% for a new pump and good ones too – I got. a new Medela!
This is amazing. I had the Medela backpack pump that I devotedly lugged into the office and onto airplanes for work travel for MONTHS. It was so conspicuous.
Jennifer – total kudos to the free pump! I also received a new electric Medela! This bag is the REAL deal – so awesome!!
Love the look! The black/brown combo will go with anything. Baby #1 due in May and this would be a great addition to my work wardrobe…a breast pump must be carried in style! 😉
I like that it doesnt look like a breast pump bag, its very stylish and functional
It will be perfect for baby #4 due in june
Thanks for the chance
I love that it fits multiple pumps and holds the pumped milk.
I love the black/brown combo and the fact that it will fit more than just my pump. Perfect for work events and day trips!
I like that the Maddy Breast Pump Bag is roomy. It saddens me that you had to carry all of those different bags, how dreadful! Now your “bag lady” problems are fixed with this gorgeous bag from Sarah. I hope I have the same luck!
I like that it allows you to carry many things with you, even for a small trip, while it still looks like a tasteful piece! I absolutely love the fact that it contains both of the two colours I wear the most (black & brown) and therefore it can be easily combined with most of my outfits!
I am expecting my first child in May and so I am learning about all the products that I never knew existed before! This bag seems so much more practical then the ones I have seen available in other stores as well as stylish. I think I am going to have enough to remember without having to worry about picking up another bag that’s holding more baby stuff because it won’t all fit in one bag! Plus it looks really comfortable to carry and not something that will kill my shoulders. Thank you for introducing me to another product for me to add to my list of essentials!
Baby boy #3 coming in July. Def. think I need to treat myself in advance with this stylish bag! Love that goes with everything and has so much extra room! Nothing screams breast pump like those black medela bags! Love this!
My favorite feature of the Maddy bag by Sarah Wells is the look of it. In the photo with the model at the top, it looks very similar to a Louis Vuitton. I devotedly toted my Medela Pump in Style around with me for 13 months while nursing my daughter, and I literally used the bag until it broke. Both of the seams of the corner pockets have torn, exposing the foam interior. I have not been able to bring myself to call the company to replace it because I was hoping that a more attractive bag would be made by the time I need it again. The Maddy is the answer to my prayers. I think all nursing moms are proud of the hard work that they put forth for their babies, but I feel that most have been perhaps a little embarrassed to have to lug around the evidence for the world to see. Thank you for making a product that we can be proud to carry.
I love how roomy and multi-purpose it is!
I love all the pockets! So cute!
Very stylish!! This would be a great traveling bag!
I would LOVE that bag!!! i feel like “The Bag Lady” everyday when I go to work . . . i have my lunchbox, cooler, pump, diaper bag, and purse walking to my car in the morning while balancing the baby on my hip. This would make everything easier!!
I love this stylish bag! My favorite feature would be the purple interior. It is so chic and classic. I love all the extras compartments and it could double as a diaper bag as well, possibly. Which would just be one less bag to tote around. Being a brand-new mom, and quickly finding out that convenience is key, this bag definitely fits the bill!
I love that it is so stylish! I carry around my ameda bag to and from work. It actually is not horribly ugly, but it could be better! It is always cluttered and hanging open with tubes and parts sticking out!
Would love a more functional and cute bag for my pump!
Baby #4 is on the way and a new pump bag would be perfect! Love the look and how much space it offers! Love how it says it’s easy to clean too!
I love that this bag looks like a handbag and doesn’t scream, “yes, I’m getting ready to attach my breasts to a pump!” I’m expecting any day now and would love this bag!
I LOVE that this bag looks like a cute purse that I would actually carry. When I was pumping, i too looked like the bag lady with a purse, breast pump bag, cooler & laptop bag. It’s worse because I always work with ALL men in the industry I’m in. They totally don’t understand.
I like the storage and pockets!
Omg I would love to win this! I like how it’s so fashionable & functional. Right now I’m “bag lady” at work. I have my purse, my lunch, and my pumping bag. It would be so nice to just have to carry one bag to work. Especially those days I end up having to take the train lugging all my bags!
I love the functionality of this bag and the fact that it is stylish!!!