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Your breast milk is super important to your baby. Anyone who tells you that there is no point crying over spilled milk has never spilled their own. It's important to store your breast milk in the best breast milk storage bags so that they are safe for your baby and easy for you to use.

After a vigorous pumping session, it can be devastating to see any of your breast milk spill out over the floor. This is doubly frustrating if the culprit was a leaky container.

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A good breast milk storage container is just the thing to avoid such disasters and will make your life a whole lot easier.

According to theCDC, breast milk can be stored at these temperatures and lengths.

So refrigerating and freezing breast milk in containers just makes sense.

But you cant just use any old container to store your breast milk.

Hands down the most hassle free way of storing breast milk is breast milk storage bags.

Perhaps the newest way to store your breast milk is using storage bags. Unlike freezer storage bags, breast milk bags have been designed specifically to hold your breast milk.

Pre-sterilized, free from BPA, and easy to pour and store.

Once you try milk storage bags there is definitely no going back.

Now the idea of placing a liquid inside a plastic bag takes some getting used to. You will constantly be thinking that it's probably going to leak.

As your typical paranoid parent, this was my thought process too. I even went so far as to wrap each storage bagin another bagjust in case it would leak.

But after a couple of uses I was able to wean myself off the double bagging habit. Surprisingly, a good milk bag can take one heck of a beating before it leaks; and I am one rough handed momma

If you are at all familiar withreusable baby food pouchesThen filling up a breast milk bag will come completely naturally to you.

For those of you who are familiar with the product, it may take a few tries but you will be filling the bags like a pro in no time. Just don’t over fill them and you will be fine (learned this the hard way – leaks galore).

The only downside of breast milk storage bags are that they are not reusable (because they are pre-sterilized). Fortunately they are quite cheap to buy in bulk and the fact that they are disposable means less cleaning, which is only a good thing.

Let’s be realistic – breast milk bags are not the most complicated baby product you will come across. In fact, many brands look incredibly similar to one another.

However, there are some important but subtle differences between the materials used and their design. These small differences can have a huge impact on reliability and performance.

Fortunately, you don’t have to look at each bag under the microscope. have reviewed all the most popular brands of milk storage bags, the differences between them just may shock you.

Let’s kick it off with the best of the best breast milk storage bag.

Holds up to:6 oz (large)

After trialing all the different kinds of milk storage options, this was the one I settled on for my baby. It beat out the other by a long shot.

Before I continue, I must stress, this isdefinitely notthe cheapest storage bag for breast milk. Not even close. If you want a cheap bag then skip over this to my other recommendations, but for everyone else who want’s to see one heck of an impressive feeding system, keep reading.

So what makes this such an amazing milk storage bag?

The Kiinde breast milk bags can not only fit just about any major breast pump but can also slot neatly into a baby bottle.

How cool is that?

The answer isvery. Thanks to the storage bag, no milk actually comes into contact with the baby bottle. The only piece you need to cleanis the nipple. Less washing up? You had me at hello.

So to complete the system you will need three pieces:

So now that you are fully kitted up you can take your milk from breast to baby with a single storage container. Once you have tried this system you will not believe you needed all those additional steps(from transferring milk to cleaning up) just to feed your baby. It really is impressive.

These storage bags are exceptional to the point that I would recommend themeven without all the add-ons.

You are paying for a premium milk storage bag and that is exactly what you get. The spout makes pouring so much easier than the ziplock style openings you usually find on milk storage bags.

But most importantly:

I have yet to have one leak on me.

And at the end of the daythatis why we buy milk storage bags.

Whether the bag has been rattling around at the bottom of my diaper bag all day or unthawing in the sink, the super strong construction keeps all of your breast milk where it belongs – INSIDE the bag.

If you are looking for a cheaper option then this is your best bet:

Holds up to:6 oz (large)

If you want the perfect balance between quality and price then look no further than the NUK Seal ‘n Go Breast Milk Storage Bags.

A double zipper opening securely locks your breast milk in the bag. When thawing I have never had breast milk leak out of a double zippered seal, it has always been due to the seams splitting. If you are going to go down the ziplock path then a double zip is a must.

The bags stand on their own, making it much easier for you to pour milk inside. Simply stand the bag on your container and you can now use both hands keep steady as you pour. A great feature, I spilled much less milk when transferring it this way.

At the top of the bag is space for you to write the time and date of pumping as well a name if you need to. Be sure to use a marker penaccent pillow case baby burlap housewares, I originally used pen but could not read what the tags said once the bag had been frozen for a few days. Sharpie to the rescue!

Out of the hundred bags tested only a single one leaked During thawing. I am not sure whether this is because I over filled this one particular bag. I had just enoughmilk to take it just over the measurement line (not enough milk to justify using an extra bag). Given that none of the other bags leaked I am leaning towards this to being the reason (if you have had a different experience please let me know in the comments).

Now it is worth mentioning that if you want these bags to lay flat in your freezer you can only fill them around 3 oz worth of breast milk. This is a problem with all self-standing bags. If you want to fill the bags to the brim you will need to sacrifice a bit of freezer space.

Holds up to:6 oz (large)

I’ll be honest, I have a lot of time for Dr Brown’s products (In fact, they are responsible for one ofmy favorite baby bottles). Dr Brown’s used to me the milk storage bag that I recommended above all others and used them without leaks with my first child. Then they went and changed the thickness of the plastic.

Since the change; the Dr Brown’s bag isnearly identicalto the NUK milk bag above, right down to quality and construction. The main difference is cost. Yep, Dr Brown’s bags cost a whole lot more.

The only thing I prefer on the Dr Brown’s bag over the NUK Seal ‘N Go is the measurement guide printed on the front of the bag is a little more accurate without fiddling and adjusting the bag.

Holds up to:6 oz (large)

I went out and bought Lansinoh bags just for this review. They are by far the most well known of breast milk storage bags available with nearly every mommy in my friendship group having used them at least once.

There are two features that stand out on the Lansinoh bags, the spout and the price.

Let’s take a look at the spout first. It is pretty fantastic. Besides the Kiinde milk storage bags (which really are in a league of their own), I had the easiest time pouring milk from the Lansinoh. After using it I am sure you will agree – whoever designed the spout should be given a payrise.

The price speaks for itself, for a box of one hundred, these are some of the most competitively priced milk storage bags available.

Unfortunately that is where my praise for these bags ends. Out of the hundred bags, 8 leaked on me. All during the thawing stage. That is a 8 meals that my baby missed out on because these bags couldn’t do their job properly.

Speaking to other parents, this seems to be a common trend. Out of my entire mommy friendship circle, not one could say that they did not have a Lansinoh bag leak on them.

This is a huge shame because this was definitely in the running for my favorite breast milk storage bag. If the bags didn’t leak (or less did, say 1/100) then I would completely stand behind this product.

Holds up to:5oz

Being made by Medela (the same brand as my breast pump) I thought I was onto a clear winner with these breast milk bags. Included in the box is an adapter that connects straight to the bottom of your Medela pump.

Pumping straight into the bag? It doesn’t get easier than that. Not needing to transfer breast milk between containers not only saves time but also results in less cleaning.

Two hugebonuses for any time poor parent!

The system works surprisingly well, allowing you to pump directly into the bag without any spills or fuss. You do pay extra for this feature. If you are looking for the cheapest milk storage bags then these definitely are not it.

Just look at that. Isn’t it beautiful?

Encouraged by these awesome features I bought a 50 pack. That’s when things turned sour…

Out of the 50 bags, 5 leaked. Even though I followed the instructions perfectly, 5 burst at the seams when thawing. That’s a 10% failure rate and is absolutely crap given the price being charged .

When I jumped online to leave a negative review I was not surprised to discover many other parents had been havingthe exact same problem as me. So it wasn’t just a bad batch that I bought, it seems to be a common problem with this storage bag.

Let’s say your bag doesn’t leak. Then you have to deal with pouring them…

Have you ever used the toilet after a male and noticed there is peeabsolutely everywhere? I always wondered how aiming could be so difficult.

Pouring milk from this bag is anightmare, especially if you are holding your hungry baby in your other hand. Be prepared to clean up after serving your baby his milky meal.

Oh, and while I am complaining (these storage bags !@#$ed me off). These bags are freezer hogs. They don’t freeze flat. The bags are thicker at the base and take up a whole lot of room, particularly when standing up.

Holds up to:5oz (really it holds 4 oz)

These were perhaps my least favorite out of all the breast milk storage bags I used. Yes, even after the roasting I just gave the Medela bag, the Ameda Store N Pour are on a whole other level of awful.

At a glance, the Store N Pour looks like it could be a an amazing product. A unique shape, an easy pour spout located on the side and very easy to read measurements.

You can even pump directly into the bag from your breast pump with the flange (sold sperately).

All form, no function.

My major gripe with this bag is that it is sealed with asingle zipper. After using the other bags on this list, it quickly becomes apparent why they use a double zipper. Milkwillleak through the zipper of this bag, sometimes before they even make it to the in the freezer.

If you do manage to get these to the freezer you will notice that they simply won’t freeze flat. In fact, I couldn’t get these bags to freeze flat unless I only put 2 oz of milk inside.

2 oz of milk?

My baby would be offended if that was all I offered him. He would give me a disgusted look asking where is the rest of it?

Another complaint is the measurements. Yes, I know it says it holds 5 oz, but if you decide to fill it to the 5 oz line then these bags are almost guaranteed to leak during thawing. Much less bags

If your milk has not completely thawed (slushy) then good luck using the spout on the side of the bag. The contents will get stuck and completely block the opening.

It’s really is a shame because the spout feature is absolutely lovely when it works. Being located on the side of the bag is like pouring a teapot, incredibly easy to aim and makes it easy to squeeze every last drop of milk out of the bag.

Despite all the milk storage bags looking quite similar to each other, there was one clear winner:Kiinde breast milk storage bags.

Now I will mention that there is something that I don’t like about milk breast milk storage bags. And that is themeasurement guides.

Depending on how the bag stands when you are pouring (or pumping) milk into the bag, the measurements are not entirely accurate. While the problem seemed to get worse as I went down my list of recommendations, no bag dealt with this problem satisfactorily.

So a word of advice:

Make sure you bend and flex the bag before using it so that the inside is as open as possible.

This will ensure that you get the most accurate measurement.

Besides this minor gripe, I highly recommend breast milk storage bags for every new parent.

If you are sitting on the fence, try the Nuk Seal ‘n Go with milk bag storage.

They won’t break the bank and will give you a great idea of whether bags are the best way for you to store your breast milk.

If you are already hooked on milk bags then I highly recommend that you jump up to the Kiinde breast milk storage set, the Rolls-Royce of milk storage bags.

What has beenyourexperience with breast milk storage bags?

You know the drill: Leave me any questions, wisdom, love or hate in the comments below. Stay awesome!

Jess Miller is a loving mother that wants to help other parents by giving them helpful parenting tips and reviewing the best products for their children to save them time, money, and hassle.

Jamie says

December 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

When I was pumping, I had TONS of Lansinoh bags leak on me…;from everywhere: the seams burst, the corners wore down in the freezer, the zippers (which I ALWAYS made sure to double check). I found some Comforts for Baby brand bags at my local Smith’;s store. Comforts is a Kroger brand, so I would assume are available at any Kroger brand store. The plastic is thicker than the Lansinoh bags, they have double zippers that are super easy to close, a space for writing on, and fairly accurate measurements. Also, I could get a 50 pack for $2 (TWO WHOLE DOLLARS!!!) LESS than a 25 pack of Lansinoh bags. $2 less for 25 more bags?! Count me in!!! I would recommend these 1,000 times over to every mommy I know!!

I do not know if you can order them online, or if they are only available at a Kroger store…;

Sara Rodriguez says

December 18, 2015 at 1:44 am

Hi. I was wondering how you feel about the nipple on the Kiinde bottles? Do you believe it causes nipple confusion at all? I’;m barely starting as my son was just born this past week but I do want to pump to give him a bottle once in awhile but I am so nervous about the nipple confusion so many speak of

Em says

January 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

This was exactly the article I was looking for, thanks! I’;m going to buy some of the Nuk bags for when I start expressing at work next week.

Nancy says

February 12, 2016 at 7:51 am

Just re-confirming, are these not re-usable?

Gabriela says

March 29, 2016 at 9:46 pm

This may be a rhetorical question, but I’;m a first time mom and I am looking into getting the Medela pump. I have already purchased Dr. Browns bottles. Now as far as the storage bags go…; I’;m lost. I had been considering the kiidle twist bags before I even stumbled upon your blog, but will it be hassle and a waste of money to transfer the milk into the Dr. Browns bottles instead of just using the adapters for the bags?

Jessa says

May 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Is this great recommendation to use if the mom going to leave her baby for a few months to work abroad?

Gina says

May 25, 2016 at 3:41 am

Have you tried the Tommee Tippee system? Like Kiinde, but appears more economical. I haven’;t, but it is hard to find reviews!

Randi says

April 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Hey Gina –; did you end up getting or trying the Tommee Tippee system? I was wondering the same thing as you and it’;s almost a year later and I am having a hard time finding review. I’;ve got to say –; bag to nipple seems SUPER worth not having to invest in TONS of bottles. I’;d love to hear your feedback.

Corena Augusta says

June 23, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Hello, your review of breast milk storage bags is the best I’;ve read! I was just curious if you’;ve tried the eventful ones, if so how do they compare to the others? Thank you for such an awesome real review!!!

Corena Augusta says

June 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Evenflo, not eventful*

Ana Guardia says

June 30, 2016 at 8:25 am

great review, thanks! looking forward to tru the nuks!

Jessica says

July 10, 2016 at 2:15 am

I used Lansinoh bags for 13 months with my first and now I’;m 2 months in with my second. I have never had a bag leak before. It interesting to me that you couldn’;t find anyone with the same experience.

Bryanna LaValley says

October 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

I used Ameda bags and Lansinoh bags with my fitsy and I had several lansinoh leak on me as well! And I wanted a bag I could to pump into, but with better reviews than medela. (This was before kiinde or tommee tippees new screw on storing bags) I was a stay at home mom and over ever had about 15 3 oz bags in the freezer at once (that’;s all my LO took in a bottle all the way to 6 months, he was on the breast way more than a bottle though so I would assume that’;s why. He got a bottle only once a week so there was no need to pump so much.) But the Ameda bags were PERFECT FOR ME. I never froze them flat, I just new the single zipper couldn’;t handle it. The spout never gave me a fuss either because I took them out the night before to the fridge and they weren’;t used until the afternoon, so they were completely thawed by 3pm. But they do take longer to thaw when they’;re bulkier bags, lansinoh only took about 6 hours with 3 Oz frozen flat, vs the 12 for an Ameda bag. I think Ameda is perfect for stay at home moms that don’;t have a large quantity of milk they’;re storing. And they also line up perfectly in a shoe box in the freezer. Sorry for the long comment. Just wanted to say Ameda bags are great but only for moms who Dont pump and store much.

Julia says

October 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Thank you for this helpful article! My insurance covers the Ameda bags, so they come at no out-of-pocket cost to me. Would you still recommend not wasting my time (or spilled milk) using them? I also noticed the difficulty in accurately measuring using the side of the bag…; how specifically should the bag be squished to get an accuratr measurement? I may do some testing with water to see what gets closest. Thanks again!

Monét says

October 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Just wanted to say thanks so much for this review, I researched the Kiinde line immediately after reading on your post and winded up changing our registry!!! Thank you so much, I have no doubt that as a first time mom, this will help me on my breastfeeding/working full time journey!

April says

January 29, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Lansinoh has recently changed their bags to be double reinforced on the side. With my first child I did experience a lot of leaks but since the redesign I haven’;t had one. Also you can see my YouTube video (shameless plug but only because I wish someone had told me sooner) if you are looking to pump directly into the bag and don’;t want to pay extra to do it. It can really be used for any breast milk storage bag. https://youtu.be/OICQ6V0uItU

Natalie says

January 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm

This article was very helpful!! I will be purchasing the kinde system thanks to you! One question: do the kinde bags work with the Snead purely yours breast pump? Thanks!!!

Aimee says

February 21, 2017 at 3:12 am

Thank you for this recommendation! I purchased the Kiinde bags (got the adapters from them for just shipping during a promotion!) and they’;re great! They hold an ounce less than they say in my experience, but the screw top makes them totally worth it. My plight now is figuring out how to store them in the freezer! I have a huge stash in bottles (before I found Kiinde) and am continuing to add to it with the bags. Do you have any suggestions on how to store them without taking up too much space? I’;ve been using the grey tubs from the hospital and random cardboard boxes.

Thanks! =]

Jess says

February 21, 2017 at 4:47 am

Hi Aimee,

It sounds like you are having the same problem I do. My baby’;s food and my food fighting for space in the freezer. It’;s honestly like playing Tetris. Before I would use an old ice-cream tub to keep them all together. When we got a new refrigerator, the freezer door had a small shelf built into it that turned out to be perfect for storing bags of milk. However, as a solution, it’;s too expensive to practically solve your problem.

Lincey says

April 27, 2017 at 2:00 am

Thanks for the review. I combine 2 milk bags to make a bottle and save some for the next feeding. Is it ok to reopen a milk bag? (Not reuse)

Daniell Brown says

May 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

I tried the Nuk Seal ‘N Go Milk Storage Bags and haven’;t had any issues with leaking at all. They’;re very light and easy to handle. I tried other brands but decided to stay with Nuk.

Jess Miller says

May 24, 2018 at 10:28 am

Thanks for your feedback, Daniell! I’;m glad you’;re happy with your purchase of the Nuk Seal’;Go storage bags.

Juliette says

May 24, 2018 at 10:41 am

Dr. Brown’s Breast Milk Storage Bags are a bit more expensive than other but I would still recommend them. I tried a few other brands and had problems with them leaking. I decided to try these and so far haven’;t any problems. These bags are thick and very good quality.

Jess Miller says

May 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Christine! Dr. Brown’;s storage bags are a bit pricier but you do get your money’;s worth. I’;m glad you like them!

Lizzy P. says

May 28, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Great article! After reading this I started using the Nuk Seal ‘N Go Milk Storage Bags and they work great. I haven’;t had any leaks so far. I like the double zipper protection and the bags pour easily right into my bottles.

Jess Miller says

May 29, 2018 at 9:34 am

Thanks for your feedback, Lizzy! I’;m glad you like the Nuk Seal ‘;N Go Storage bags.

Megan says

May 31, 2018 at 9:42 am

I’;ve been using the Medela Pump and Save Breast Milk Bags for about a month now and have decided to switch. They are a little difficult to close properly and have leaked on me a few times.

Jess Miller says

June 1, 2018 at 10:28 am

Thanks for your feedback, Megan! I’;m sorry to hear about your experience with the Medela Pump and Save bags. I hope the next bags you try work out better for you.

Lisa says

June 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

I really like the easy pour spout on the Ameda Store N Pour Breast Milk Storage Bags. I tried them last month and have been happy ever since. No more spills which make me a happy momma!

Jess Miller says

June 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Thanks for your feedback, Lisa! I’;m happy to hear you like the Ameda Store N Go Bags.

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