The Milkies Milk-Saver was created by Fairhaven Health who is dedicated to helping moms be successful in their breastfeeding goals safely and naturally. Because they understand how precious a mother's breast milk is, they designed the Milk-Saver as a way to help moms stock up and store their "liquid gold" more quickly and easily.
The Milkies Milk-Saver is worn on the breast (tucked into your bra) opposite the breast your baby is nursing from and collects any milk that leaks out as you are nursing (or pumping). It hold up to 2 ounces of milk that can be transferred to a bottle or storage container kept in the fridge. The idea is that as you wear it you will collect some amount of milk, even if it’s just a few drops, that can be combined together throughout the week. This added to whatever you may pump can add up quickly to increase your stock of stored milk. I was surprised at just how much milk leaked out during some of my feedings. Anywhere from a few drops to 2 ounces from one side! That milk which normally gets wasted being soaked up in a nursing pad can now be saved and collected for later feedings.
A protective case, which also doubles as a stand to hold the Milk-Saver is included. The case keeps the Milk-Saver clean on the go and gives you a safe place to set it when it's full of milk, before you have a chance to pour it into a storage container for the fridge.
The Milkies Milk-Saver is made from a pliable silicone material to provide comfort. The inner part that surrounds your nipple is harder to prevent the nipple from being crushed and allow room for the milk to flow even when baby is squished up against you. I found it to be very comfortable to wear while nursing. Some women have said they wear one on each side in their bra around the house, which I definitely would have done when my milk supply was heavier and I was constantly leaking. I wouldn't recommend wearing them around in public; they are discreet while nursing but do show through your bra when walking around normally.
A word of caution — because the Milk-Saver is open at the top, don't forget to take it off and set it in the handy stand BEFORE you start doing any activity that involves bending over! I lost a good amount of milk bending over to kiss my baby on the changing table.
FairHaven is committed to creating safe products for mom and babies so this product is made without BPA or phthalates and it has been tested to ensure zero chemical leaching. It's very easy to clean and sanitize as is can be boiled or run through the dishwasher. Simply rinse it out between uses during the day and sanitize it maybe once a week or as needed. Also, I appreciate that instead of throwing it in the trash, this product can either be recycled or reused by another mom when you no longer need it. Simply sanitize it and pass it on to a breastfeeding friend.
I must say this is one of my favorite postpartum products. I would recommend this to any moms who are breastfeeding. It's especially great for moms who have an oversupply of milk, over-active let down, or new moms whose milk supply hasn't yet regulated.
To lean more about The Milkies Milk-Saver and other great nursing products by FairHaven Health check out their website mymilkies.com. This product would make a very thoughtful shower gift or a great investment for yourself.
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