In August we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and I always find myself reflecting upon my own journey into motherhood and the world of breastfeeding, especially pumping on-the-go. Becoming a mother was one of the most complex times in my life. I was dealing with emotions, responsibilities and choices that I had never encountered before. My whole world seemed to swallow me whole and open up wide... simultaneously.
I made the choice to breastfeed, and once I did, I was committed to do so with exclusivity. I was one of the lucky ones, breastfeeding my baby came without issue, until I had to be away from him for more than a few hours. Pumping on-the-go rocked my world and I quickly became distraught and overwhelmed. I wanted to be discreet, keep organized and be able to pump so that I could be separated from my baby. The first time I brought my pump on-the-go with me (in the all-too identifiable case), I had to field way too many questions, and deal with way too many opinions.
Pumping on-the-go became an obstacle instead of an option. Not only did I feel like my pump case immediately blew my cover as a breastfeeding mom, I felt as dowdy as I looked dragging the mammoth pump bag around, along with my purse, and all too often, my laptop bag. I always felt frumpy, disheveled and bogged down. I tried to shove everything into my beloved carry-on bag, but then I was concerned about my milk, sterilized baby bottles and pump sharing a space with my not-so sanitary belongings. I looked for alternatives but found that I could not find a pump bag that could meet my needs. I needed a bag that was an all-in-one. A bag that was a workhorse. A bag that met my needs as both a breastfeeding mama and a stylish woman on-the-go. A bag that understood me. I know this is a lot to ask of a bag, but if you're a breastfeeding mama, you know exactly what I am talking about.
I needed, what I finally found shortly after I had my third baby. A Sarah Wells Bag.
But believe it or not, my whole pumping on-the-go experience was forever changed with a bag. This was no ordinary bag, though. My Sarah Wells breast pump bag boosted my confidence by showing off my individual style, disguised my pump so I could carry it discreetly, and held everything I needed to keep organized. I could continue to be committed to breastfeeding but I felt like I got back my identity by being able to pump on the go. The Sarah Wells pump bag was a game changer by providing me with a stylish, on-trend pump bag that, not only met my needs, but also enabled me to meet my baby's needs. Fashionable, functional and convenient.
The Abby Bag is classic and timeless. I love that you can wear it cross body or over the shoulder. It has thermally-lined pockets on each side for your breast pump, pump accessories and pumped milk, which can be stored in the pocket for up to 6 hours with ice packs. It includes two photo pouches for pictures of your baby to assist with let-down (genius!)
Like all the Sarah Wells bags, the Abby tote is multi-functional and easily converts to a diaper bag, camera bag, or more, for continued use after breastfeeding has ended.
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