Thursday, March 17, 2016

Milkies Milk-Saver Review

            Hey folks! I don't know about you, but I am finding out a lot of things about breastfeeding that no one told me about. Sure, I expected occasional leaking, therefore invested in some nursing pads. But I had no idea your milk would let down in both breasts at the same time! Needless to say, I found out the hard way and dealt with many soaked shirts, especially at night. That is, until I started using my Milkies Milk-Saver.

            Milkies Milk-Saver (found on Fairhaven Health) is the perfect solution to wasted breast milk. You simply insert it into your bra (or snug fitting tank top) on the side you're not nursing on and it collects your leaked milk for you! It's pretty fool-proof and the makers of it thought of everything. It even comes with a carrying case that has an area inside where you can stand your Milk-Saver cup up while you finish getting your bra back on, get baby situated, etc.
            The Milk-Saver cup is BPA and pthalate-free. It is also tested to ensure there is no chemical leaching, so you can rest assured your precious breast milk stays safe and pure for baby. The cup holds up to two ounces, so even if you leak quite a bit on your non-nursing side, you should be safe!
I discovered early on that my right side is a lot leakier than the left, so I have loved using the Milkies Milk-Saver! I was actually surprised the first time I used it because while I would usually soak right through my nursing pads, the amount actually wasn't as much as I expected. But, even if I didn't save it, at least I wasn't having to wash nursing pads as often!

            I do save the milk I get from it sometimes, though, if I plan on pumping in the next few hours. I like that it's not getting wasted because I do feel like I'm still not making quite enough for Ripley. It's nice to be able to save it for later and make her pumped milk bottles a little bit fuller. ;)
            I like that the Milk-Saver comes in a convenient case also. I haven't taken it out and about with me anywhere, but it does travel from the living room to the bedroom. Being able to stand it up inside the case is handy, needless to say, especially during the night when there's not much light to see with anyways because I keep it as dim as possible during feedings!

            Just a few more random tidbits...The nipple hole is plenty big, in case you're wondering, so you don't have to worry about getting it on just right. The cup overall is a lot bigger than I expected...then again, it does hold up to two ounces, so I'm not sure what I was expecting. Ha ha
             You can purchase your own Milkies Milk-Saver through Fairhaven Health. (Or enter to win one here!) If you are trying to conceive, pregnant, or nursing, definitely be sure to check out all of their other related products while you're there. (I wish I had known about this site while we were trying to get pregnant! So many helpful items!) Stay up-to-date with Fairhaven Health on Facebook (fertility) (pregnancy & nursing), Twitter (fertility) (pregnancy& nursing), YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

Mixed Bag Mama was not compensated monetarily for this review. I did receive product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and may differ from your own.


  1. Very informative! I've been curious about the milk savers! Thanks!

  2. I can't wait to try these when I start breastfeeding =]] great review!!

  3. I can't wait to try these when I start breastfeeding =]] great review!!

  4. These would be so helpful for my niece who is breast feeding and working.

  5. I will definitely have to purchase this when we have our first. :)