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Has anyone heard of or used these: http://www.mymilkies.com/ ?
Seems a little gimmicky, but so did the Miracle Blanket and I don't know what I would have done without it with DC1.
07-11-2011, 07:47 PM
Interesting. I think I just saw this on a website today, but though it was just a nursing pad or something and skimmed over it.
It sounds cool, but I'm a little leery of the product benefits. She has a lot of milk in it in the that video. I didn't leak on my non-nursing side during let down, so I don't think I'd get much from it. I didn't leak a lot, but if I did it tended to be at other times, and I'm not sure these are practical to wear around all the time instead of nursing pads.
But maybe for someone else they could be useful?
07-11-2011, 09:53 PM
My friend spoke with someone in her BF support group who wore these. She said the woman gets ~1 oz on the non-nursing side. She had supply issues and wanted to keep everything she could. Not for me, not worth the trouble.
07-12-2011, 01:36 AM
I bought one at Amazon (there's only 1 to a pack) and ended up returning it. It's an interesting idea, especially if you're like me and you wake up in the morning and find your nursing pads totally filled with milk (though this happens much less frequently now than it used to). But here were my issues with the milkie
a) it's enormous and made of fairly thick plastic. I just can't imagine wearing this anywhere other than the house. I had also thought it would be cool to maybe sleep with it on, since I was leaking milk out of the side I was sleeping on. But it was too big and the design was such (see below) that that didn't work out.
b) the design is such that the milk is not 'trapped' in the milkie. If you don't remember to take the milkie off the milk will run out when you lean over. I mean, come on', I'm a sleep deprived mother. You think I'm going to remember to take this thing off before I put my baby in his bed?
07-12-2011, 08:46 AM
I used this all of the time. I had a very intense letdown on my non-nursng side. Sometimes I saved the milk, but it was a bit watery. It did save me a lot of money in bf pads. However, I agree that if you forget to take it off, it spills everywhere.
Despite the downsides to this product, it was a lifesaver for me.
07-12-2011, 12:47 PM
the is a pad called i think a lily pad which is silicone and keeps the milk from coming out. personally i think keeping it in would work better for some people because if you collect it then you need to use a bottle and a lot of bf babies won't take bottles.
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