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Review of Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System

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Is your fridge a mess? Do you cower in fear over what may be hiding in and behind the containers of food you have stashed?  If you worry that your disorganization of the family's food may spill over into your breast milk pumping and storing habits, you may want to consider a storage system. 

We tried out the new Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System, and it was a modestly-sized solution to keeping breast milk safely and properly stored in the fridge or freezer.  The system came with a tray and two containers, both with lids that let you indicate the day and time that the milk had been expressed.  (You could also use it to indicate the day and time that you'd like the milk used up, if you choose to go that route.)  While you would ultimately need a few more containers to really be able to use it on a daily basis (or at least the Medela brand storage bags that are also compatible with this system), it's a great first start to getting the milk in one designated spot in the fridge.  It also ensures that caregivers will use the FIFO (first in first out) method of using the oldest breastmilk first.

The containers were super sturdy, and are compatible with Medela feeding systems.  We don't use the Medela bottles, but were still able to use these to store expressed milk until we were ready to put them into our own bottles.  They seal really well, so you can toss them into a diaper bag without fear of spills.  Suitable for use in the fridge or freezer, you may find this to be a nice solution if you have many bottles of expressed milk or need a gentle reminder of which milk needs used up.  (We know how everything can get confused in the middle of the night...)

You can learn more about the Medela Breastmilk Labeling and Storage System at their website -- or check them out on Facebook and Twitter!

Wanna Win? We have one system to give away to a lucky reader!  To be entered to win, just comment on this post with why you need this system.  We'll give you until February 18th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in.

One entry per person, please.  Giveaway is open to U.S. 18+ only, and be sure to give us a way to contact you if you win! (Don't forget to enter our other free baby giveaways while you're here!)

*Sample was received for this 100% honest post.

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  1. This system would be so helpful - I'm expecting another baby sometime in the next 29 days and it'd be nice to have milk organized for when I'm at work part-time. Anything to reduce the confusion for whoever is babysitting is great!

    Chris nikitis1a @ hotmail .com

  2. I need this so much! I've just started pumping in the last month and already have several unlabeled bottles of breastmilk in my freezer!

  3. This would be perfect for me! We just brought our new bundle of home this past Friday and I'm a pumping machine (Medela too)! :) This would help a sleep deprived Mommy to stay organized. Thanx for the chance.

  4. I would love to win this because we're trying for #2 and I will need something like this when I return to work!


  5. I would love to be the lucky winner of this system as we are expecting our first baby this summer and I will be breastfeeding. I've been looking for a system such as this one. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  6. This would be fantastic - I registered for it but out of three showers no one got it for us! Winning it would be great! We're expecting our first in just three weeks.


  7. actually i'm glad i came across your contest my daughter-in-law is breast feeding our twin granddaughters and this system is just what she needs for more organization

  8. My cousin is expecting her first baby in a LONG time (her boys are both over 18!) and she could really use this system.

  9. I need this because I have a new little one on the way in March and plan to breastfeed and pump when I go back to work. I did so with my first child and it worked out so well I will definitely do it again this time around.

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

  10. I would love to win because this would designate a system for my hubby and others to use so their is no confusion about which bag to use!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

  11. Would love to win this system in order to make my evening bottle making routine flow more smoothly! No more hunting for the oldest bottle in the fridge!

  12. I need this system because I'm expecting twins in march, and I really need all the help I can get staying organized and prepared with feedings. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

  13. I need this because I'm having my third baby on March 3 and I want to be able to pump and let my husband feed him.

    summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com

  14. My daughter is expecting, and she will need this. She needs a system in everything she does.