The Bottom Line
- Fits variety of breast sizes & shapes well.
- Saves breastmilk that would otherwise be wasted.
- Comes with a travel case.
- Non-leaching materials are 3rd-party tested for safety.
- Recyclable when you're done using the product.
- Not dishwasher safe.
- Not terribly discreet. Hard to use in public.
- Probably not necessary for most breastfeeding moms with a good supply.
- Breastmilk collection container that fits in your bra or tank top.
- Costs about $25.
- Non-leaching material. Phthalate-free. Recyclable.
Guide Review - Milkies Milk-Saver Review
If you struggle with supply or you're concerned with not having a big enough freezer stash, Milkies Milk-Saver could be a helpful product for you. If you have plenty of milk or don't leak much from the non-nursing side or you don't save breastmilk at all, you probably don't need a Milk-Saver.
The Milk-Saver is well-made. It's flexible and can fit a variety of breast shapes easily. All you have to do is slip it in your bra on the side you're not nursing or pumping, and position the center hole over your nipple. Any milk that leaks will collect in the bottom of the cup. When you're done, you just have to pour the milk into whatever container you want to store it in.
You can also attach a breastmilk storage bag to the inside plastic piece with a rubber band, and allow your breastmilk to collect directly into the bag. This method makes me a little nervous. If the rubber band slips off the fairly narrow lip of plastic, which could happen if the bag got very heavy, you'd have a big mess, plus a lot of wasted milk.
While the Milk-Saver is pretty slim in profile, it isn't going to be un-detectable under your shirt. If you're nursing or pumping in private, that's not really a big deal. When nursing in public, though, getting the Milk-Saver positioned and then removed and poured out while also juggling baby might be a bit of a hassle.