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 BENEFITSI 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.
- 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).
- 1 tray
- 2 labeling lids
- 2 - 5 oz breastmilk bottles
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.
You can also win one Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System by entering my giveaway!
Leave me a comment and tell me whether you would use this for yourself or give it to another nursing mom.