lotus

previous page: IV-C. Nipple confusion survey
  
page up: Breast Pumps FAQ
  
next page: V-B. Breast Pump Suppliers

V-A. Supplies--Carriers




Description

This article is from the Breast Pumps FAQ, by bweiss@cs.arizona.edu (Beth Weiss) with numerous contributions by others.

V-A. Supplies--Carriers

CARRIERS: While we're on breast pumps, I'd also like to mention the
insulated carrier that I use to transport breast milk from work to
home. It's also from Medela, costs about $25-30 (again, I got it
through my HMO, but I imagine it's generally available), and I really
like it. It's got a discreet blue canvas cover, it's light-weight,
has a separate compartment where either my electric pump or my manual
pump fit quite neatly, and it comes with bottles that fit the standard
nipple rings. I mention the bottles because there's another carrier
out there that I frequently see advertised as "the best" which uses
non-standard bottles, so you'd have to do an extra transfer of the
milk to get it to a bottle with a nipple (Lac-Tote). Just something
to check when you're considering carriers.
------------------------------------------------------------
Medela's new carrier kits are purple and green and look like exercise
bags. (I'm not kidding.) You can put the Lactina in one compartment
and use the other for your lunch as well as your expressed milk.
Retail for $25 - $30.
------------------------------------------------------------
I bought an insulated bag with an ice pack, and used that to carry
milk back and forth. I found it kept frozen milk frozen for more than
3 hours.

 

Continue to:













TOP
previous page: IV-C. Nipple confusion survey
  
page up: Breast Pumps FAQ
  
next page: V-B. Breast Pump Suppliers