Milkies Milk-Savers for Breastfeeding Moms

Whoever said there's no use crying over spilled milk was not a breastfeeding mother.  If you're referring to a bottle of breastmilk that was lovingly pumped that was then spilled, you have every reason to cry. 

And, I have cried over spilt milk.  Twice. 

Seriously, pumping is HARD.  That's why I dread it, make excuses for not doing it, and it's why I've collected roughly 4oz in 4 months {roughly enough for 2/3 of a feeding}. 

But, my best excuse for not pumping just came in the mail.  Granted, it’s not pitched as an alternative to pumping, Milkies are simply marketed as a passive milk collector that you use as you breastfeed.  By simply placing the Milk Saver on the breast you are not feeding with, you can collect the milk that drips while you feed instead of soaking a disposable breast pad that then gets discarded. 

Home3Yes, that’s right, you get to keep the milk that leaks as you feed!  Once collected, you can then pour into a bottle for drinking, add to rice cereal for spoon feeding, or freeze for later.  For someone like me who hasn’t pumped a full feeding yet, the Milk Saver has enabled me to create a few bottles of breastmilk already, and with absolutely no pain!

The first thing that surprised me by the Milk Saver is how soft the sturdy silicon is that it is made of.  When I saw Milkies advertised in the past, I had mistakenly thought they Milksaver1would be thin and rather flimsy like a milk collection bag.  When I pulled it out of the package I realized that the Milk Saver is as well made as it is comfortable.

Milkies are rather large and even though the package says they can fit in any bra, I had a bit of trouble getting it to fit in my underwire nursing bra with the snaps closed.  To solve this, I merely left the bra cup unsnapped while wearing the Milk Saver and it worked perfectly.  When wearing my nursing camisoles the Milk Saver was able to fit in no problem because of the stretch of the fabric, so depending on your tank or bra, you might be able to fully snap your Milkie in comfortably.

Milkies 1st Use While my first feeding with the Milk Saver didn’t collect multiple ounces, I did get a whole lot more than I imagined I would {see image, left} since I honestly didn’t think I was leaking all that much.  The second feeding got even better results {see image, below} and by the time the week was over, I had two full feedings for my son.  Okay, so I’m not going to be stocking my freezer this way, but it’s certainly better than throwing this milk away each week, right?  Even if it’s only one or two nights out a month, it certainly is worth it!

My one regret is that I didn’t try the Milkies Milk Saver right when my son was born when I was suffering from engorgement and each feeding required a new nursing pad on the side I wasn’t feeding on because I was leaking so Milkies 2nd usemuch.  Imagine what the milk collection would have been on those first few feedings… I might have even had a freezer stock to speak of and would have been able to make it to girls’ night out much sooner!

To find out more, visit and see how much milk {and money} you could be saving each month!

Leanne Signature 2 A big thank you to Milkies who provided the Milk Saver to be reviewed.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

1 thought on “Milkies Milk-Savers for Breastfeeding Moms”

  1. I highly recommend this product for moms who don’t produce enough milk or for moms building up a store of milk before returning to work!!


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