Milkies Milksaver Review and Giveaway *closed*

newbaby_2010[1] This review was written and performed by Kristen, DDL Contributor, for the New Baby Event.

Milkies Milk Saver is a silicone cup that collects your breast milk on your non-nursing side.  When I first heard about it, I honestly thought it was a little strange but interesting.  I know that I leak a lot but didn’t ever think about collecting the milk from the non-nursing side while I breastfed.  Even once I read about it, I questioned how much I would actually collect while breastfeeding.

milkies2When I got the Milk Saver, I made sure to try it out while I was at home.  It does say on the website that you can slip it easily in your bra and it will be unnoticeable, but I wasn’t so sure.  After positioning it, I did find that it was mostly unnoticeable, but you could see the edge just a bit.  I am not sure if it is something that I would try to do out in public anyway, but it was easy to use for when I am nursing at home.

After using it the first time, I was totally surprised at how much milk was collected in there!  It seemed to be about an ounce.  I couldn’t believe that I was essentially wasting that much milk on my non-nursing side when I breastfed!  I was pretty excited that I collected that much and after my daughter was done nursing, I went to go put her down in her swing so I could empty out my Milk Saver into a storage bag.  Well, when I bent over to put my baby down, all the milk spilled out of the top of the Milk Saver and onto my baby and the swing!  Haha.  So, I learned the hard way to take the Milk Saver out of my bra, and rest it in the case it came with, which also doubles as a stand.  Fantastic idea!

Since then I have continued to collect milk with the Milkies Milk Saver, yielding different amounts each time.  However, I can easily get a few ounces a day.  It’s amazing to me that all this milk was getting wasted each day.  This product would be great for mom’s who need or want to store milk for future use.  I have no particular reason for “needing” to save my milk since I am currently a SAHM, but now that I know how much I can collect in one day, which would otherwise go wasted into a breastpad, I make sure to grab my Milkies Milk Saver so I can collect whatever I can for future use.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win one, you can find Milkies on their website or on Amazon.com.  They run 25-30.00 for a set.

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Giveaway ends on April 1. Winner will be chosen using random.org. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be drawn.  The reviewer was not compensated for this review however she was sent a Milkies Milksaver free of charge.  Please note that companies are in charge of sending the item to the winner once they are notified.

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