Baby Giveaway #4 — MilkBank’s Storage System

THE PRIZE

milkbank breast milk storage system

One lucky mommy will win MilkBank’s breast milk storage system that helps keep breast milk fresh and nutritious for your baby.

MY REVIEW

I am a huge advocate of breast feeding, as there are so many advantages for both baby and mom. Breastfeeding is my sole weight loss plan after having a baby! Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of some types of breast cancer. The list could go on and on and on…

For those occasional times when you can’t be there to nurse your baby, pumps are great. But have you ever wondered about the quality of pumped breast milk? From the MilkBank website, I learned some interesting facts about breast milk:

  • Fresh breast milk is the most nutritious for your baby.
  • Clinical tests show that any level of oxygen exposure begins to spoil breast milk.
  • Traditional storage methods, such as bags and bottles, trap harmful oxygen when sealed. This exposure to oxygen not only impacts the nutritional value, but can also distort the flavor, causing babies to reject stored breast milk.

milkbank_storage_systemThe DexBaby’s MilkBank storage system is effective and very simple to use. With the MilkBank vacuum and storage bottles you can suck out any excess oxygen to keep your breast milk fresh and nutritious for your baby. Simply place the vacuum on top of the storage bottle and pull up a few times. You can feel the vacuum suction working, and when you open the bottle, you can feel the bottle slightly expand from letting in oxygen.

In the package, you get

  • 1-vacuum pump
  • 3 – storage caps
  • 1- 2.5 oz storage/feeding bottle,
  • 2 – 5 oz storage/feeding bottles,
  • 1 – outer insulated bottle with Stage 1 nipple

The bottles are triple vented and provide continuous milk flow to prevent air from getting into baby’s tummy. And they’re safe to send through the dishwasher.

Since breast milk is a babies sole source of nutrition, it’s important to keep it fresh, and the MilkBank breast milk storage system makes that possible. Thanks, MilkBank!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit MilkBank.com
  • Come back here and tell me what you think of MilkBank before midnight Thursday, June 25.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
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  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)
  • Facebook about the contest

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, MilkBank!

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1 megan loukota June 22, 2009 at 6:53 am

wow, what a cool system. my kids have a corn allergy, milk alllergy as babies, so I breastfeed to control what they are eating. I would breastfeed anyway because its the best thing for them, but because of their allergies it makes it mandatory, there are no formulas that they can eat. The one problem we have is that we live in the country, our co-op and other basic stores are an hour away. I try to make all our stops in one day to save gas money, so I start pumping milk a few days in advance so that there is enough for my little guy. My husband has made the comment that he likes the fresh milk but doesn’t drink the milk in the fridge nearly as fast as the fresh, now I know why, it must have a funny taste. My daughter nursed for 16 months, my little guy is 7 months now and has no interest solid food, so I have a feeling we will be nursing for quite awhile. this system would be great, I have been wanting to go fabric shopping with my sister, but she lives in Fargo (three hours away) to far away to leave baby at home but he is not a good shopper so I wouldn’t get much done. this system would allow me to have enough stored milk that tasted like fresh milk. thanks for offering all the give aways, your site is really neat. I will be coming back often.

2 Amy Deloach June 22, 2009 at 8:36 am

I had no idea the harmful effects of oxygen on not only the taste but the nutritional value of breast milk! This system looks wonderful!

3 Amy Deloach June 22, 2009 at 8:38 am

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4 Landry June 22, 2009 at 9:03 am

This looks like an AWESOME company! It’s super important to me to have products that are healthy for my baby and this company seems to be very mindful of that. I always try to support companies who are eco-friendly and have great design – I hope I win!

5 Heather D. June 22, 2009 at 9:04 am

With a new baby on the way, I’d sure love this to store my milk. Awesome product!

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6 Tiffany B June 22, 2009 at 9:13 am

I was so impressed by this system. I am a nurse and know the importance of breast feeding. With my first son I was able to pump A LOT of milk but was always storing it in random bags and things never certain if it was good I ended up throwing out a lot of milk. This system looks great for my baby due next week. I love to how they talk about breast feeding reducing some cancers my dad was just diagnosed with cancer so I guess this just makes me feel like one more reason I should be breast feeding. What an awesome give away!

7 Rachelle June 22, 2009 at 9:13 am

This is so neat! I’ve thrown away way too much breastmilk because I’m not sure how fresh it is. Would be great to not waste as much.

8 Rachelle June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

I subscribe!

9 Tiffany B June 22, 2009 at 9:18 am

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10 Adele June 22, 2009 at 9:29 am

Holy moley!! That is neat!! I wasted so much breastmilk when I wasn’t quite sure if it was good or not… and I had to pump a lot because I went back to work as a nurse part-time- I am obviously a HUGE advocate of breastfeeding too, so even though I went back to work a little, I wanted my baby to have only breastmilk… Ahh.. this would be great for the next!

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14 Holly June 22, 2009 at 9:42 am

wow! With baby #2 on the way that would be soooooo helpful!

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16 Kaye June 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

WOW! I was amazed to learn that oxygen can impact the breastmilk. As a brand new mom (2 week old) , the milkbank sounds like a wonderful product to make sure baby is getting all the nutrients of the milk and that the milk is not being rejected. It’s great to learn about these new products available!

17 Penny Murray June 22, 2009 at 11:03 am

What a neat product! I am about to have a new baby and exclusively use breast milk. This storage system would be fabulous for when I need to leave and Dad needs to feed the baby! Love the my baby would get more nutrients!!!!

18 amy p June 22, 2009 at 11:26 am

this is such a great product. I really could use this with my second child. Its good to know that Traditional storage methods, such as bags and bottles, trap harmful oxygen when sealed. This exposure to oxygen not only impacts the nutritional value, but can also distort the flavor, causing babies to reject stored breast milk

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24 Hollie June 22, 2009 at 11:31 am

I love that it preserves the milk from harmful oxygen. I have always used traditional storage bags to store my milk. Wow this is so great!

25 Jennifer Hamitlon June 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

This system looks fantastic!! I especially like the way it won’t atler the taste of the breastmilk, a common problem with the bag system I am currently using. I would love to try this out!!

26 Jennifer Hamitlon June 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm

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29 Katie June 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Wow! I had no idea what kind of effects a ventilated cap has!

30 Katie June 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

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34 Katie June 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm
35 Jen June 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm

This looks great and I would love this system as I am returning to work in two weeks and the pumping stage of my breastfeeding will begin!

36 Jen June 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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37 Natalie H. June 22, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Wow! I need this because I got rid of my old breast pump (not BPA free) and will be needing a new one soon :)

38 Natalie H. June 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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39 Ruth M. June 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm

This sounds like a great idea, and very helpful when my baby won’t drink formula at all.

40 Bernice June 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Wow, what an amazing system. I would have loved to have one of these with my first child. I’d definitely like one for my second.

41 Gina Loggins June 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I really like the concept of taking the oxygen out before storing. I also like the insulated bottle cover to keep the bottle warm throughout the feeding. Maybe they will invent a bag system as well for storing multiple pumpings with not a lot of freezer space.

42 Victoria June 23, 2009 at 6:39 am

This looks really neat. I am always paranoid about saving breast milk because I am worried about not storing it correctly, so this would be awesome!

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46 danielle June 23, 2009 at 7:38 am

who knew oxygen was harmful? BF is expecting and these would be great when she goes back 2 work! THX

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50 Sara June 23, 2009 at 10:24 am

This looks like it makes it so much easier for moms to pump and store milk. I would love to give this to my best friend who just had her first and has to pump and bottle feed instead of breast feed.

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56 Christine June 24, 2009 at 8:12 am

WOW! I never knew about the effects oxygen has on breast milk. Good info and thanks for the chance!

57 Christine June 24, 2009 at 8:12 am

I am an email subscriber. Thanks!

58 Christine June 24, 2009 at 8:12 am

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59 Christine June 24, 2009 at 8:13 am

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60 Christine June 24, 2009 at 8:14 am
61 Jessica June 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

You know, I saw these at Babies ‘R Us the other day and thought it sounded interesting, but never thought to check out the website and see how it actually works!

I’m certainly interested in bottles that help decrease gas, because it’s in issue with my 6week old because she has an abdominal wall defect—and she’s SO pitiful when she gets gassy :(

I’m hoping to breastfeed when she comes home from the hospital, but I’m doing research on bottles just in case and I’m so glad I came across your site again! (I was actually looking for your boppy cover pattern! since I lost the old link).

62 Jessica June 24, 2009 at 10:25 am

I also subscribed via email

63 Joanna Price June 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I’ve never seen this product before- how awesome! My son never took to breastfeeding, I tried and tried and tried. I would have LOVED to have this, I pumped & only bottle fed for 4 months. Yuck. But, I’m pregnant again, I’m hoping this baby will breastfeed, but either way this would be helpful!

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69 Cristy June 24, 2009 at 11:08 pm

This is too cool! I just used the ones I got from the hospital last time (NICU for a week…I had a few :O ) This would be a whole lot better for my baby due in September. Thanks for hosting!

70 Cristy June 24, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I am a subscriber!

71 angela prieto June 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm

this is great! I am a breast feeding mommy but sometimes when my husband and i are out i can’t breast feed, so I take breast milk with me and when I look at it sometimes I don’t want to give it to my son cause it doesn’t look like it’s good anymore. I worry about this a lot. This product looks like it would stop my fear of bad milk. So cool!

72 Aura June 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

OMG I love that it’s guaranteed not to leak! I can’t even count how many times I have had to change my childrens clothing and sheets because of leaky bottles!

73 Aura June 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm

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74 Jessica June 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

So helpful for those of us who choose to breastfeed!

75 Michele July 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Really neat! I have a 1 month old that I am breastfeeding. This would be great for when I want to give her a bottle.

76 Michele July 28, 2009 at 3:26 pm

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