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Monday, January 27, 2014

Milkies | Review and Giveaway!

Warning: you are about to read a post about breast feeding.  Don't say I didn't warn you (men).

When I read about this product, I was immediately intrigued.  There are certain things people just don't tell you about pregnancy or motherhood and you learn as you go.

Which reminds me, are any of you interested in a mini-series of "What People Don't Tell You" in regards to those things?  I've been thinking it would have been convenient for me to have read before embarking on this journey.

One of those things is that when your breasts become full of milk, they will often leak.  I swear its like they sense the baby or something.  He cries.  They leak.  I look at him lovingly.  They leak.

I did not realize (due to good nursing pads) that while I am nursing on one side, the other side is continuously leaking as well.  No big deal - there's a nursing pad there.  Until you realize how much milk is leaking out and just being absorbed by that pad.

Breast milk is liquid gold.


That's where the Milk Saver comes into play!  While nursing on one side, you wear the Milk Saver inside your bra on the other side and it collects any leaking milk while you nurse.  What seems like such a simple concept, has been an amazing tool for me!  In one day I can collect 1-2 ounces of breast milk just from leaking.  That's half a bottle right now!

Milkies also sent me a Milkies Freeze to review and giveaway.  This thing is genius.  It organizes your frozen, bagged milk based on a first in, first out system.  It freed up a lot of space in my freezer and took out the guessing game when it came to figuring out which milk needed to be used up first.  Let's face it, even with good labeling, things can become disorganized or lost in a freezer.

Not just that, the Milkies Freeze also has a quick freeze feature.  You put your milk in the freezer bag and then set it on the metal plate atop the freezer for seconds and it is frozen and ready to put into the organizer.  Like I said, genius!  

So, Milkies has agreed to give away a Milk Saver and a Milkies Freezer!  There will be two winners: one will get the saver, one will get the freezer.  Sign up below via Rafflecopter so that you can be entered to win!

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16 comments:

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  2. I think the milk saver thing sounds like something I'd use *if I won*. I can pump anywhere from 8-12 ounces in one sitting (if I'm pumping to bottle feed) so I have a ton of 13 oz. bags in my freezer already. I honestly don't think I'd be able to use the milkies freeze thing because the bags I use are oddly shaped.

    P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new blog look!!! WOW! :)

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    1. I'd be interested in reading your 'what people don't tell you' post if you write one! I'm seriously considering writing one for my own blog because there was A TON I wasn't told before hand which would've been nice to know ahead of time!!

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  3. I always was curious how well the milkies thing worked!

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  4. I'd be most excited for the milkies, I'm fascinated at how they work!

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  5. I'm excited about the milkies, I'm tired of losing the "Liquid Gold".

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  6. This product is perfect for any breastfeeding mother. It just makes sense.

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  7. I love the quick freeze feature, what a genius idea!

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  8. This is a genius idea!!! I wonder how much I leak lol

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  9. I'm super excited about the milkies milk saver! My sister SWEARS by hers!

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  10. I'm super excited about the milkies milk saver! My sister SWEARS by hers!

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