Thursday, February 20, 2014

Milkies Review & Giveaway



I received a sample from Milkies for the sole purpose of this review

I've now been successfully nursing for 5 weeks without a drop of formula! Along with breastfeeding a lot of women like accessories. Although it can be free to nurse, there are a lot of products out there that make it even more convenient. 
I had heard of the Milkies Milk Saver when I was pregnant with my 2 year old, but I never leaked with him. Now that I'm a leaker, especially while nursing, I wanted to try the milk saver. They also released a new product called the Freeze for freezer storage.


The Milkies Milk Saver comes in a storage container which is great for on the go.
 The saver on left and the case on right.
 The hole i obviously where your nipple is placed and then you slip the whole thing in your bra.
 This is the Freeze
You put your bags in the top slot and they fall towards the bottom, so it allows for a first in, first out system.
 This is a fast freeze tray. Lay your bag on milk on top here, once it's frozen put in the top slot of the storage container.
 I thought I leaked a lot, I would nurse on one side and with let down could physically see dripping on the other side and I would have a soaking wet pad almost every time I nursed. 

Turns out, I collected about 1/8oz when I nursed the other side, so not as much as I had previously thought.


Even if I get 1/8oz every single time I nurse, That's still almost 1.1 ounces a day!!! So I've been putting it into a little storage container and leaving it in the fridge. At the end of the day I freeze it or put it in a bottle and keep in fridge. It's not much, but it's definitely better than letting it go to waste in a pad. 

Although the Milk Saver is a bit large and isn't exactly discreet, it is really nice to have on hand. Especially for those that leak a lot more than I do. I know in the beginning of our nursing relationship I leaked 2oz during let down.

Price: Both are $29.95, but you can get the saver for $24.79 on Amazon

Overall: *****
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Milkies in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Milkies for allowing me to review this product  and for offering a giveaway



16 comments:


Asha Evins said...

I like that Milkies ensures their products have no chemical leaching and contains no BPA or phthalates.


Anth H said...

I Like How No Milk Gets Wasted


Devon F said...

I learned that they are 100% recyclable & BPA free


Rachel Holt said...

I love this! Much better than just using a pad and if I don't win, I'm totally registering for these!


Aubrey said...

It's a pretty cool product. I know I have letdown/leak while I'm nursing this product would be nice to try out and see how much liquid gold I could save


Julie G. said...

I learned that it has a great case that keeps it clean and holds it upright to avoid spills. Which is great. Also I love that it is BPA and phthalate-free


Christy said...

I like that it is slim and portable and no one will know I'm wearing it.

safety_chick@hotmail.com


Kelsi said...

Love this concept! I leak nonstop when my milk first comes in. Would totally help with the wet shirt issue AND put that milk to use! win win!!


MidgeLidge said...

I like that it saves your milk instead of being absorbed into a breast pad. You can reuse what you accumulated in the milkie.


Sarah McKelvy said...

I like that it collects breast milk as it's leaking.


Jessica Wyatt said...

Those RNs did a great job creating this! Not only do I love the idea of saving all the leaked milk, but I love the storage idea! I always used something flat to freeze them first, then stored them in crazy spaces. This is brilliant!


J. Gray Rosenblum said...

I like that it fits well in in all my bras- I have one already! They're great!


RICHARD HICKS said...

I learned they have many awards


eclairre said...

I Like How No Milk Gets Wasted


tina reynolds said...

I like how portable this looks


Tara Carlson said...

I learned that Milkies was created by registered nurses (and that this is a product I really need!)