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Milkies Milk-Saver Review

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User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)

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Milkies Milk-Saver
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The Bottom Line

Milkies Milk-Saver is a flexible container made to fit inside a snug bra or tank top to collect breastmilk that leaks from the side not being nursed or pumped. Some women do leak a lot of breastmilk that is otherwise wasted, so for some, this could be a useful product. It does work well, though for public use it's a bit bulky and would probably be a hassle to get into place without attracting attention. Most breastfeeding moms probably could skip the Milk-Saver, but for moms who have a low breastmilk supply, every drop counts, so the Milk-Saver could be extremely useful there.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • Not terribly discreet. Hard to use in public.
  • Probably not necessary for most breastfeeding moms with a good supply.

Description

  • 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

For some moms who must save breastmilk for their babies, every drop that is wasted can seem like a tragedy. I was one of those low-supply moms, so I know the frustration of losing any amount of that hard-earned breastmilk. Milkies Milk-Saver addresses that problem, and does so fairly well, but this product probably isn't going to be necessary for the majority of breastfeeding moms. Hence, I struggled with how to rate this product.

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.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
I love my Milk Saver, Member CassArmst

I leak a lot so this is great for me. My son is 5 months now and I've been using it from about 1 month. It means that I've been able to stock pile enough milk to go out for the night and not have to express in advance. Now that my son is on solids as well I can just catch the days leakage and mix it in with some rice cereal for his dinner. Really great product. I usually catch about 20-30mls each feed. But the most I've ever caught is 100mls! The negatives are that it leaks very easily. That takes a while to get used you. You literally can't bend down or you'll get milk all down your shirt.

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