Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System review and giveaway

Not sure if I've written about this before but I am a breastfeeding mom. My little guy is 4 months old, so I'm exclusively breastfeeding right now. I also pump occasionally, although not as much as I'd like to. Pumping more and getting my son more comfortable with taking a bottle would no doubt give me more freedom. But it means I have to remember to pump and I'm bad at that.


Anyway, I was contacted to review the new Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System and decided to give it a go.


I currently use a Medela pump and bottles so it made sense to check out their new offering. The idea is that the storage system helps you to quickly and easily see what milk is freshest -- and what milk is oldest -- to avoid waste. This is very appealing because if you've ever pumped breast milk, you know that having to toss some out is an awful feeling. Not only are you wasting milk but you are wasting milk that you produced. 


Here's some information on the system from the Medela web site:
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Makes it easy to protect, organize and locate breastmilk bottles in fridge or freezer.
  • Holds up to 6 Medela breastmilk bottles.
  • Lids are compatible with all Medela polypropylene breastmilk bottles.
  • Also compatible with Medela Pump & Save breastmilk bags (sold seperately).
WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • 1 tray
  • 2 labeling lids
  • 2 - 5 oz breastmilk bottles
I found that the tray and the bottles were easy to use. But, because I have a side-by-side refrigerator the tray took up a little more room than I would have liked. Also, since I don't pump regularly, I often only have two bottles of milk in my refrigerator at any one time. The tray seemed to almost require at least four bottles in order for it to be useful.


I could see that this tray would be great for someone who pumps a lot, especially someone who pumps bottles for their baby who goes to daycare or some other babysitter situation. For them, the tray would keep their milk obviously separate and it would make it easy for the care takers to know what milk to use first. 


You can buy the Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System at many retail outlets including Babies R Us, which has it listed for $16.99 and Amazon.com, which has the Medela Breastmilk Storage Systemfor sale for $15.99.


The giveaway


You can also win one Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System by entering my giveaway!


To enter


Leave me a comment and tell me whether you would use this for yourself or give it to another nursing mom.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain a few additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):

  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Follow my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment  each time)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment with the url)
This giveaway will run through Thursday, February 24th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Good luck!



Review/giveaway disclosure: I received one Medela system from Medela/MomSelect. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

51 comments:

  1. I would love this for myself as I am returning to work in two months and I will have to pump tons of milk to satisfy my little guy!

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  3. I'm planning on breastfeeding my next kid and I usually pump everyday when I do. I'd love to try this new system out.

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  4. i'm going to be a new mom in september and would love this !

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  6. This would be perfect for me. My little guy is 5 months old and I pump just about every day. I also use a Medela pump.

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  7. (NOT AN ENTRY) What a great contest. I was a BFing Mom and this is a wonderful way to support other Moms! I would enter but I don't know any BFing Mama's right now-
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  8. If I won, I would keep it for myself!! We are having our first LO due in June and this would be perfect!
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  12. I would use this for me, this will be my second baby. The first time around, my daughter came 2 1/2 weeks early and they put her on a bottle right away because of her weight (it was an emergency c-section) Maybe this time around will be different. Thanks for the chance.
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  17. I would use this for myself-I breastfeed and pump for my own little guy, and to donate to International Breast Milk Project. :)

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  23. I would use this for myself, as I am due in about 6 weeks with baby #2!

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  33. I have a two week old and will be returning to work in another month, so this would be awesome for me.

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