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April 19th, 2013, 09:12 PM
MamaSkunk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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So I went to buy breast milk storage bags today and then I remembered you all mentioned that a certain brand leaked. What is the best brand of breast milk storage bags. I have the medela pump so I considered the medela brand bags but decided to ask you all what ones you feel are the best before purchasing. And those of you that pumped and stored on a frequent basis how long did a package of 50 bags last you?
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April 20th, 2013, 04:56 AM
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I don't remember how long they lasted me, but I always used Medela with dd and they never ever leaked for me. I remember reading that some leak too, and I know it wasn't Medela.
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April 20th, 2013, 05:23 AM
Madison.Hailey.Zack's Avatar Mom of 2 Girls and a Boy!
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I used Lansinoh storage bags. If they got poked then they did leak but it only happened about 2-3 times. I don't remember how long the bags lasted. This reminds me, I need to go in my freezer and throw out what I still have stored from Hailey since they are a year old.
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April 20th, 2013, 05:53 AM
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I have read in more than one spot that the Lansinoh brand leaks.
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April 20th, 2013, 06:02 AM
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I used the Lansinoh brand (the one that a lot of people said leaked), for 15 months and never had a leak once. I'll be buying them again this time.
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April 20th, 2013, 10:22 AM
rcjh12's Avatar Nicole
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^ditto, never had a problem with Lansinoh and that's probably what I'll go with this time, too.
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April 20th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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My lansinoh bags leaked all the time! I had to defrost them inside of a Tupperware container. It was a pain in the butt. We are using medela bags this time strictly and I saw that they have attachments where you can pump directly into the bags now. I'm so excited to think about all the less bottles to wash especially if I have to exclusively pump again.
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April 20th, 2013, 09:15 PM
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I never used storage bags. I was always worried that once they thawed out and it came time to pour them into a bottle that I'd spill them. Breastfeeding moms at my center use bags and there have been a few near spills. I always used storage bottles or (at the very end) the actual bottles. The Medela Pump n Style attachments are standard bottle sized so you could even pump straight into many bottles.
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