We are thrilled to bring you a guest review from Becky of NaturallyMamas.com! Because Jamie and I aren’t at places in our kids’ lives that we can really test out the Milk-Saver, we asked for a volunteer from our readers! Thanks for helping us out, Becky!
They say not to cry over spilled milk, but any breastfeeding or pumping mom knows, that is easier said than done. Every ounce of breastmilk is key in your baby’s nutrition, at least for the first few months. I always hated pulling a saturated, sometimes dripping, nursing pad out of my bra after feeding my daughter. Milk-Savers by Milkies is one of those products that I wish I had invented out of my frustration. It does exactly what it says it does, saves milk.
I tested this product over the course of a few days before writing this review. I have a very funny story about the first time I used the Milk-Saver. I had left my daughter at home with Daddy while I went to work so that I would be really ready to test these out. Though the Milk-Saver can be used in conjunction with a milk storage bag for easy storing/freezing, I was feeding my daughter and collecting my excess milk from my other breast in reservoir of the saver. As soon as she had finished her meal, Daddy asked me to grab something off the floor, and without thinking I did. Milk splashed out of the top of my camisole and onto the floor. Lesson learned: don’t bend over right after feeding!
This is also not a product you want to wear all the time. During the first few weeks post-partum letdown can be spontaneous, so this is a great product to keep on hand, but it is honestly a little large and odd shaped to wear constantly. It is definitely only supposed to be used only when you need it. That is the only thing I would like to see changed – If the Milk-Saver were slightly smaller and possibly not quite as sturdy, I believe mothers could fully benefit from wearing them all day.
Another great feature is the carrying case/stand that comes with the Milk-Saver. You no longer have to fumble around while putting baby down or cleaning up your pump. Simply lean the Milk-Saver up in the stand, and go back to it when you are ready! One you are prepared to store, squeeze the sides of the Milk-Saver together and it becomes easy to pour your collected milk into your storage container; no mess, no hassle!
Overall I think the Milk-Saver by Milkies is a great product that all new moms that plan on breastfeeding should invest in. It is, however, an investment at nearly $30 for one or almost $50 for two, but if this reusable option replaces disposable nursing pads, you will definitely be saving in the long run!
Becky is a 24-year-old WOHM. She is married with two children, a boy and a girl. She has recently taken up part-time cloth diapering and has been exclusively breastfeeding for four months. She can be seen blogging at NaturallyMamas.You can read more about the Milk-Saver at MyMilkies.com and watch a video of how to properly use this product! I wish I had known more about the Milk-Saver when my boys were newborns! Tell your pregnant and breastfeeding friends about the Milk-Saver!
You’ve read what Becky had to say, now do you want to try the Milk-Saver for yourself? You have up to 4 chances to win one by entering the giveaway below! Giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 3rd! Good luck! (While we can’t ask you to “like” our Facebook Page or My Milkies’ Page as an entry for the giveaway, please do so! We’d love to have your support, and so would Milkies!)
Disclosure Statement — The Playdate Crashers received this product from My Milkies free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We were not required to write a positive review. The Playdate Crashers chose a reader from submissions from mothers wanting to try the product for themselves. My Milkies is providing a free product for giveaway.