Silicone Breast Milk Collector: product video
Silicone Breast Milk Collector
The NEW Medela Silicone Breast Milk Collector is a true breastfeeding companion and breast milk saver. With its double leak proof design, lanyard and suction base, Medela’s Silicone Breast Milk Collector protects each precious drop of milk from being lost, to ensure your baby receives it all!
Simple to use, merely attach the breast milk collector, also known among other brands as a silicone breast pump, on one breast whilst feeding from the other to capture your natural let-down.
Features & benefits
- Double leak proof: double the protection with both stopper and lid.
- Clip on lanyard: minimizes accidental spilling and provides peace of mind during use.
- Secure Suction Base: secures to flat surfaces to avoid tipping over when placed down.
- Comfortable: soft silicone breast shield and body.
- Easy to use and clean: 1-piece construction.
- Quiet and discreet breast milk collector.
- Light and portable, ideal on the go: take it with you anywhere you go as your breastfeeding companion.
- Safe for you and baby: All parts that touch breast milk are made without BPA. Made from 100% food-grade silicone.
- Holds up to 100 mL / 3.4 oz. of breast milk.
- Not a breast pump – a breast milk catcher, milk saver or silicone breast pump does not generate any sucking cycles to actively remove milk from the breast in an effective and efficient manner.
Double leak-proof, suction base and wearable lanyardOur Silicone Breast Milk Collector is designed with everything you need to provide security during breast milk collection and storage. The double leak-proof stopper and lid, suction base and clip-on lanyard protect against accidental spills – to ensure your baby receives it all.
Perfect on-the-go breastfeeding companionLight and portable, take Medela’s Silicone Breast Milk Collector with you anywhere you go as your breastfeeding companion! The Silicone Breast Milk Collector’s single piece, lightweight size makes it easy to pack in your bag when out and about.
1 x Silicone Breast Milk Collector
1 x Lanyard
1 x Silicone Stopper
1 x Lid
- Collector capacity: 100 mL / 3.4 oz.
- Unit weight: 160g / .35 lbs
- Unit dimensions: 101.5 x 91 x 167mm / 3.98 x 3.58 x 6.58 inches
What does a breast milk collector do?
The New Medela Silicone Breast Milk Collector is designed as a collection device to be used in combination with breastfeeding for the purpose of collecting mums’ natural let-down reflex from the breast not fed on.
How does the breast milk collector work?
During breastfeeding, mums’ breasts often let down (milk flows) at the same time. When attached the Silicone Breast Milk Collector applies a gentle suction which takes advantage of the natural let-down reflex and collects the milk from the breast not being fed from.
When should I use my breast milk collector?
Many mums leak or let-down from one breast while feeding from the other, the Silicone Breast Milk Collector is designed to collect the breast milk that naturally flows from the other breast while nursing, to ensure every drop is used and not wasted.
Can I use the breast milk collector overnight?
Do not sleep with the Silicone Breast Milk Collector attached to your breast. With that said, the Silicone Breast Milk Collector can be used at any time in combination with breastfeeding, day or night.
Can the breast milk collector be used while pumping?
Yes, while the primary use of the collector is in combination while breastfeeding, the silicone breast milk collector can also be used in combination with single pumping.
Can I use it in the shower?
While warm compresses and showers can promote milk let-down it is not recommended to use the Silicone Breast Milk Collector when showering as you may inadvertently contaminate your collected milk with shower gels / body soaps, etc.
What is the difference between the Silicone Breast Milk Collector and breast milk collection shells?
Both the Silicone Breast Milk Collector and breast milk collection shells are designed as a breast milk catcher, for the purpose of capturing breast milk that is leaking from the breast not fed on. Collection shells are rounded in shape and must be placed inside the nursing bra cups while in use. The Silicone Breast Milk Collector is elongated in shape and creates a gentle suction on the breast allowing it to stay in place when the nursing bra cups have been dropped down.
Is the Medela Silicone Breast Milk Collector a similar product to other brands silicone breast pump?
Yes. While both the Medela Silicone Breast Milk Collector and what other brands call a silicone breast pump work the same way, Medela’s Silicone Breast Milk Collector has been designed to include three anti-spill features; a clip-on lanyard for added security, a secure suction base to reduce tipping over and double leak proof protection with the silicone stopper and lid!
Can the breast milk collector be used to store breastmilk?
Yes! For short-term storage the silicone breast milk collector can store breast milk while using the silicone stopper and lid combination. For long-term storage, pour the collected breast milk into a storage bag or collection bottle and refrigerate or freeze. For further guidelines on proper breast milk storage techniques please refer to your instructions for use or our article about milk storage solutions LINK:https://www.medela.us/breastfeeding/articles/creative-breast-milk-storage-solutions-that-work.
What is the best way to clean the breast milk collector?
Wash, after each use, by hand or dishwasher.
Sanitise, your Silicone Breast Milk Collector, by boiling in water for approximately 3 minutes or using the Medela’s Quick CleanTM Micro-SteamTM bags before first use and once per day.