The Milk Saver is another great product for nursing moms! (If you're new to my blog, check out my review yesterday too.) It collects breastmilk from the non-nursing side while you feed your baby. Slip it into your bra before you nurse and as your milk lets down, the Milk Saver collects it. It saves milk that would otherwise just drip into a nursing pad and go to waste!
Milk Saver is BPA and phthalate free and is independently tested to ensure zero leaching. Its also recyclable. The Milk Saver comes with a handy carrying case that also acts as a stand. It can collect up to 2.1 ounces, or more if you attach a breastmilk storage bag as shown.
The first time I tried the Milk Saver, I collected 1/2 oz from both sides together. I used it again the next morning and got 1 1/2 oz just from one side. If I used it regularly I could collect quite a bit of milk - all without having to pump. Its very easy to pour milk out of the Milk Saver and wash it out for reuse. The Milk Saver is made of a soft pliable plastic, so its comfortable to wear. I do not think that its discrete like they advertise though. I'm fairly small, so the Milk Saver just seems huge and bulky on me, but maybe for a bigger chested person it would be discrete? On me, not so much. I put a small cup in the photo so you can get an idea of the size. I also don't think that it eliminates the need for nursing pads, I still leak even when I'm not feeding my baby.
The Milk Saver is a great product that any breastfeeding mom would find helpful. If you have an oversupply, the Milk Saver can help by allowing the milk to drip out freely. On the other hand, if you struggle with a low supply, you'll definitely find saving every drop of breastmilk to be useful. I like to have a bit of breastmilk stored in the freezer and this way I can save it up without pumping. I love how easy it is.
We are all a bit sick right now - even Esther has a stuffy nose. I used some of my saved milk to mix in with Julia's rice milk. She never knew the difference, but I was happy about giving her the benefits of the breastmilk to help her fight off being sick. If you end up with tons of extra milk, I've even heard of a recipe for breastmilk soap, although I've not tried it. Milkies (makers of the Milk Saver) also supports the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. To find out more about donating milk see their website.
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