Parent Bloggers recently provided me with a really cool bottle and milk storage system made by DexBaby.
Yes, these bottles are all free from Phthalates, PVC and BPA, which we all know is a worry these days when it comes to baby products, specifically bottles for our precious little ones.
We had the opportunity to review MilkBank’s storage system along with a Vented Feeding Bottle and boy am I ever glad we did.
My four month old son is fully breastfed, however, he has taken bottles on the occasion right from birth. With all of the scares due to plastics and safety regarding baby bottles, I rushed out and purchased a whole slew of glass bottles. The problem is that every single time my little guy drinks milk from a bottle, he spits up. I have come to the conclusion he spits up so much after drinking from bottles because of the air bubbles that form in his little tummy.
MilkBank bottles are specially designed with a Vented Feeding bottle in order to reduce colic, spit-up, burping and gas and they WORK! After feeding my son a few times with these specially designed bottles, he is a much more content baby with less gas and spit-up.
The bottles are easy to clean and are definitely leak proof! You can store them in the fridge or freezer which means that I can pump, pour directly into one of these bottles and thaw to feed.
MilkBank also has Insulated Feeding Bottles that keep milk at the desired temperature for feeding a baby. To see how the Insulated Feeding Bottle works, please click here. This means that the milk stays at an ideal temperature during longer, drawn out feedings.
The storage system that MilkBank offers is very unique. After pumping, the milk can be stored in a vacuum-sealed storage bottle for later feeding. Some clinical tests have been done to show that by removing additional oxygen in the top of the bottle, the milk will spoil less easily and remain fresher and most nutritious for your baby. I have no way of testing whether or not this is really true, but I will say that it does make me feel much better to be able to pump out the extra air in the top of the bottles before I freeze them. We vaccuum seal meat to keep it fresh, why wouldn’t we vacuum seal breast milk too?
I really like the fact that I can use the exact same bottle for storage as I can for feeding. I found this system to be very user friendly and efficient. It also doesn’t take up as much space as some other systems that I have tried.