Being a new mom for me means many things, like constantly learning new things, and leaking breasts, hahaha. As my milk production increased I noticed that my breasts would leak, especially during feeds. While my little one is feeding on one breast, the opposite one is leaking a ton of milk. It’s uncomfortable because it’s not a little drip every couple of seconds, it’s like a fountain, continuously shooting out. Hahaha, I just had to provide that visual so you know what I mean.
Anyways, after a month of soaking thru bras, nursing pads, shirts, burp cloths I got annoyed and a light bulb went off in my head! I was like “someone must have invented something to stop this leaking thru layers while feeding!!!Ugh!!!” So I quickly googled “breast milk catcher” and voila, there it was, Milkies Milk-Saver!
Sigh of relief.
I couldn’t believe it, someone had actually invented something to catch breast milk, keeping mom dry and comfortable. The Milkies Milk-Saver collects milk from non-nursing side while breastfeeding.
I couldn’t wait for shipping, so I crossed my fingers and headed to a local baby store, Room for 2 (on Commercial Drive) and asked if they carried “milk catchers.” The sales associate happily showed me to the Milk-Saver! YES, I was so excited to try it out.
Did you know that the average nursing mom leaks 1-4 ounces of milk each time she feeds her baby? The first couple of months, the Milk-Saver would catch anywhere from 2-3 oz of milk, from just ONE of my breasts. The Milk-Saver reservoir holds 2+ ounces of milk. We all know that milk during those first months is precious and we would do anything to catch every last drop. The milk caught with the Milk-Saver can be stored and used for bottle feeding or fortifying cereal.
The Milk-Saver is discreet and easy to use. It fits into any bra or snug tank. The only thing that I didn’t like was that sometimes I would forget that I had the Milk-Saver in and I’d bend over to pick something up and get wet (or wet something/one else). Yes, the Milk-Saver is actually that comfortable that I would forget that I was wearing it.
The Milk-Saver is a great eco-friendly alternative for disposable nursing products, since it is durable and re-usable. It is BPA and Pthlate free, safe to boil, dishwasher safe. The Milk-Saver also comes with a case that keeps it clean and protected, and makes it great for travelling. It is also made in the USA.
We are almost one year into our breastfeeding journey and my milk is regulated, so I don’t use my Milkies Milk-Saver anymore. But, I have it in the baby cabinet for the next time we have a newborn.
What do you think of the Milk-Saver? Did you use anything to catch your milk during breastfeeding?