Not as advertised
September 26, 2014
Yes, the Milkies do catch a lot of leaked milk, but even using as they are marketed-just for nursing- they do not stand up to their advertising. I purchased the two ounce model, there is nothing discreet about it. The shape is not the same as a breast on the side next to your skin, the bottom portion is away from the breast inside the bra. My son is a squirmer and will dislodge it every time, wasting the already caught milk. Also, you can't do anything other than sit up straight- no picking up baby, laying baby down, picking up a dropped burp cloth- or if they are really full, just tilting sideways will send a waterfall of milk everywhere. The potholes and speedbumps before my house will dump an hours worth of milk from my commute.
False advertisement from the website
"Slim". More akin to a viking breast shield, can only be considered inconspicuous under a loose fitting patterned shirt if you were considering using it in public.
" stylish carrying case" Not an important issue, but it is a rather large Tupperware that takes up a lot of space in a diaper bag. A ziplock bag does the same thing, and the stand is not separated from the case, and also not necessary, they can be propped up against just about anything
"Save every drop" no way unless you have someone to wait on you hand and foot while you nurse so you literally don't have to move
" no more nursing pads" I have to use nursing pads when I'm not nursing, I'm sure I'm not the only one who leaks arbitrarily either, unless you were going to wear them all the time- not the advertised use- there is no way they can honestly claim that. Just wearing them around the house to get a few more chores done before pumping or nursing, changing over the laundry- milk in the washer, trying yo water the fog or empty the dishwasher or chane a fisher, milk in the floor, milk on the baby. Yes I'm obviously a slow learner but five weeks post partum squatting isn't exactly a forte.
Great idea, horrible product, no viable competition. Unfortunately I would recommend the product just as I have to keep using it. The waterfall of 2-4ounces of milk ruining shirt, pants, couch cover, floor, baby's outfit and changing pad cover that he didn't pee on... Is anywhere from annoying to infuriating depending on the hour of the day and noise level of the infant, but as a mom that has to go back to work next week and send her son to daycare, I need all the milk I can save. So I gamble, hoping the milk my Milkies catch might actually make it to the fridge despit their inferior design.
Cons:-Not sealed at the top, VERY easy to lose saved milk.
- Design too tall, comes up to beneath the shoulder straps of bra bulking outward.
- lower portion not contoured to breast and /or flexible enough to contour with pressure applied by bra allows infants to get their feet ir knees there and unseat them easily.
- "only product of its type" no competition means that even though their product sucks there isn't an alternative so it's a winner by default.