Breast Milk Saver
Our Breast Milk Saver is a silicone pump that suctions to your breast to catch breast milk from a letdown or leaking breasts This means hands and effort free milk collection.
Our breast milk catcher is best used tandem whilst breastfeeding your baby on the opposite breast. Also great to relieve painful breasts and engorgement between feeds.
The Breast Milk Saver is similar to a manual breast pump, but instead of manual pumping, it uses your natural let-down reflex and suction draw the milk out.
Simple and easy to use
Soft and comfortable medical grade silicone
Holds 100ml of breastmilk
Dishwasher and steam steriliser safe
Catch your precious breast milk when feeding off the opposite breast instead of a breast pad.
Convenient to have by your bedside to relieve extra engorgement at night.
Handy spill proof lid also included
How to use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver
Step 1 - To initiate suction, gently squeeze and hold the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver towards the bottom of the unit (in line with the 30ml mark).
Step 2 - Place the unit over your breast making sure the nipple is centred.
Step 3 - Slowly release the squeezed base and your Mumasil Breast Milk Saver should be suctioned to the breast ready to catch your precious breast milk. If the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver does not suction properly repeat these steps again. It may take a few attempts to get the desired suction.
Before first use: Wash in warm soapy water and sterilise.
After each use: Wash in warm soapy water and sterilise.
Steam steriliser safe.
Dishwasher safe (top rack).
Please do not use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
How does the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver work?
It works by suctioning to your breast to catch the breastmilk that would normally be lost from a letdown or leaking breasts.
What material is the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver made from?
The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver is made from 100% FDA approved medical grade silicone. Medical grade silicone is the highest quality silicone available and used in products that come in contact with the skin. The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver has been independently tested and are BPA Free, PVC, cadmium and lead FREE.
How do I clean or sanitize my Mumasil Breast Milk Saver?
Clean the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver after each use. Rinse in cool or warm water to remove any breast milk residue.
Washing Options: Wash up in warm soapy water or place in the dishwasher (top rack). Can be placed in a steam steriliser or boiling water.
Please do not use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
How do I dry my Mumasil Breast Milk Saver?
Allow the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver to air dry in a clean area. Store dry in a clean area or clean, closed container when not in use. Do not store wet or damp.
Who is the Mumasil Breast Milk saver suited for?
Any breastfeeding mother who wants to catch precious breast milk that would usually be lost in a breast pad when feeding, or a mother who needs relief from engorgement. It is convenient to have by your bedside to relieve extra engorgement at night.
How can I encourage the let-down reflex?
Apply a warm compress (such as a face wash) to your breast before a feed to encourage let-down and milk flow. Massaging the breast before attaching the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver can also encourage the let-down reflex.
It is easier to encourage a let-down and express milk when you are relaxed. Feeling rushed and flustered will impair your let-down.
Do I need to squeeze the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver in rhythmic timing to mimic an electric pump?
This is not recommended as continuous pressure and suction on the breast could possibly damage breast tissue. It is strongly recommended that your follow the instructions on how to use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver. It is also recommended that the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver is used for no longer than 10-15 minutes on the breast at one time to ensure there is not too much pressure or suction on the breast tissue.
What should I do if I experience a loss of suction when using the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver?
Repeat the initial instruction steps and gently squeeze the unit to re-establish suction.
What should I do if the suction is too much and causes pain?
The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver should not cause any pain. If you experience any pain remove it immediately by squeezing the base of the unit to release suction. You may need to adjust how much you are squeezing the unit several times until you find your desired level of suction.
Is the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver safe for your breast?
The Mumasil Breast Milk saver is safe to attach to your breast and you should only just feel the suction. The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver should not cause any pain. If you experience any pain remove it immediately by squeezing the base of the unit to release suction. We recommend you use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver for no longer than 10-15 minutes on the breast at one time to ensure there is not too much pressure or suction on the breast tissue.
Would you recommend the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver for a mother who is wanting to exclusively pump?
We don't recommend using the Mumasil as a pump. With the Mumasil there is no constant suction to mimic the baby feeding from the breast like how manual or electric breast pumps work. It suctions to the breast to create a seal so that milk from a letdown or a leaking breast can be collected without spillage. We recommend you use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver for no longer than 10-15 minutes on the breast at one time to ensure there is not too much pressure or suction on the breast tissue.
When I am using the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver I am getting very little milk, why is this?
The best time to use your Mumasil Breast Milk Saver is during a feed when your baby is feeding from your opposite breast. It is recommended that you encourage a let-down before attaching the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver to your breast.
Saver or Shells?
We get this question a lot. It’s not an easy question to answer, as everybody is so different in their milk production so we have categorised a table with different scenarios and which product suits each situation.
There are also a number of factors that influence the decision such as how much milk you want to collect. You may just want enough milk to miss a feed every now and then, or you may have to go back to work after 4-6 months and want to build a huge stash so you can continue to breast feed and bottle feed with expressed milk.
We do recommend if you do have to go back to work try and introduce a bottle of expressed milk 2-3 times per week as early as possible to avoid bottle refusal. The best bottle we have found on the market for mixed feeding is the Comotomo brand. They are on the pricey side but have an excellent reputation with breastfed babies.
I Leak a Lot!!!
Baby 0-3 Months
If you leak a lot or suffer from oversupply or engorgement we would recommend the Breast Milk Saver. The Breast Milk Saver holds 100ml and if you are using it whilst feeding from the opposite breast a good supply of milk could quite easily fill the milk saver up in the early days when your milk supply hasn’t quite settled.
If you need to collect as much milk as possible we recommend the Breast Milk Shells whilst you are going about your everyday tasks at home. Not only do they save on the cost of breast pads they also help your nipples air between feeds if you are experiencing sore or cracked nipples.
Baby 3 months plus
If you are still leaking a lot once your milk has settled or you are still suffering from oversupply and engorgement then stick with the Breast Milk Saver. The Breast Milk Saver is so handy to quickly relieve engorgement between feeds.
I Leak a Little Bit.
Baby 0-3 Months
If you notice your breast pads are holding a bit of milk between each feed but your not suffering from engorgement or oversupply then both products may suit you. The best way to find out which product would suit you in this situation best is to place a cup over your breast and measure the milk you leak. If you catch up to 40ml in the cup per feed on the opposite side you may only need the Collection Shells. If you catch more then the Milk Saver will be best suited.
Again it all depends on how much milk you want to collect. Both products can be used to maximise the milk collection.
Baby 3 months Plus
At 3 months your milk should have settled and if you aren’t leaking a lot then the Collection Shells would be perfect. The Collection Shells are more versatile as the can be worn just about all day (not to be used when sleeping) whist you are going about your everyday routine and as well as whilst you are feeding.
I Don’t Leak
The Breast Milk Saver is handy to catch the milk if you can manually bring on a letdown but if you aren't leaking without some stimulation of the breast then we wouldn't recommend these products for you. As the Breast Milk Saver and the Collection Shells rely on leaking and let down to catch the milk, if you aren’t leaking any milk there is going to be nothing to catch with these products.