Not as awesome as I expected
September 8, 2015
The Milksaver is a really nice idea, but in reality I didn't find it as awesome or useful as I expected.
I make a ton of milk and I leak so much I need cloth diapers on my non-nursing side, and I only feed on one side at a time each feeding. When I use the milk saver, I can collect about a half ounce at a time, which isn't shabby. The issue is that I would need to use the saver at least four times a day to make it worth my while in storage. I like to leave the house, so four feeds isn't that reasonable for me to use the saver. I also find it burdensome to get the saver, use it, set it aside, burp my baby, etc. It's just easier to waste the milk onto a rag. I also have a toddler, and if he's around, then I'm also trying to protect the baby and the milk.
If you are a new, first time mom and don't plan to leave the house for a few weeks, then this would be a good product to use before your milk supply regulates down around 12 weeks. Otherwise, it's just a really nice idea and an awkward conversation piece.