Sunday, May 22, 2011

Special Guest Sunday: Milkies

How many disposable nursing pads did you use a day when you were breastfeeding in those early months? I think I used 4 changes of breast pads a day for the first month, then maybe 3 changes for the next 2 months, and then finally one set of pads a day until 6 months. Finally after 6 months my breasts stopped leaking every time I nursed and I was able to use the same disposable pad as a "back up" for almost a week at a time.

I never thought about the amount of packaging and waste that I was going through. Now I know you don't have to use nursing pads when you breastfeed, you can use a wash cloth or a burp rag or just leak onto your clothes or baby. You can also use reusable nursing pads, but I always felt I soaked through those to fast and they weren't as easy because they didn't have the sticky backing to keep them in the right spot.

However, with my next baby and nursing process I think I will try to be even more green and go with this "green company" and use Milkies. Here is a description from their website:
Our patented design allows you to breastfeed anywhere without worrying about embarrassing leaks or uncomfortable nursing pads. Slim and portable, no one will even know you are wearing it. Best of all — it collects your leaking breast milk when you nurse, allowing you to store extra breast milk effortlessly.

As an environmentally conscious company, we give breastfeeding moms an alternative to disposable products. The Milk-Saver has exceeded all expectations for functionality and simplicity. It has received accolades from lactation specialists, pediatricians, and breastfeeding moms the world over.

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