This is a detailed review of Lansinoh breast milk bags. If you are about to stockpiling your breast milk stash, I believe you must have heard about breast milk storage bags.
While there are various brands available in the market, a lot of mothers prefer Lansinoh bag compared to other brands.
What makes Lansinoh stands out as the most popular milk bag? In this detailed reviews, you will find out the reasons.
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- Freeze Flat
Lansinoh milk bags freeze flat, and hence they take very minimum space in the freezer. This is especially useful if you store your EBM stash in a shared freezer together with your other frozen food.
Look at the picture below and see how slim the milk bag is compared to a standard bottle. You can put up to 10 Lansinoh milk bag in this one take-away container. That means 60 oz of milk in just a small space in your freezer.
I used to store my EBM stash in glass bottles, and I need half of my freezer space to house around 266 oz of breast milk. If I were to use Lansinoh milk bags and filling up to 4 oz per bag, I would on;y need approximate one third of my freezer space to store them. Extra space for some freezer meals!
- Double zipper to minimize leakage
Lansinoh milk bag comes with a double zipper that is handy to minimize the amount of milk leaking (during thawing) or leaking when you try to remove as much as air from the milk bag.
- Perfect size
Lansinoh milk bags hold 6 oz of breast milk, which is just nice for a baby’s single serving. I myself would store only 4 oz in each bag, knowing that my baby is not a heavy drinker, but you may want to adjust how much you are storing depending on how much your baby drinks in a single feeding.
While I haven’t tried by myself, several moms have reported that they can store up to 7 oz, even though the marking is only up to 6 oz. This is great if you prefer to store more in each
4. Self standing (no holding required)
I used to use another brand of milk bag, which, although it is supposed to be self-standing, but not stable enough to let it stand by itself. So, I needed to put the milk bag inside a tall glass whenever I need to pour milk into the bag.
Lansinoh is different. I love that my Lansinoh bag can stand firmly by itself. This makes pouring from bottle (after pumping) to the bag is less stressful and quicker to do.
5.Easy to pour
Lansinoh milk bag is equipped with easy to pour design, such that you can pour milk from the bag to the feeding bottle easily. Though I don’t really understand how this design works, but I noticed that pouring with Lansinoh bag is definitely easier than the other brand that I used before.
- Tissue style dispenser
I love Lansinoh tissue-style dispenser, which houses the not-yet-used milk bags. Pulling only one milk bag becomes easy and I love that my spare milk bags are stored nicely inside the dispenser.
- Value for money and widely available
This is one of the biggest advantages of Lansinoh milk bags. They are fairly cheap (less than 2.5 cents per bag if you buy the 100-count package), which is much cheaper than Medela milk bags.
They are also widely available, both in online and retail stores. So, whenever you need a new package of milk bags, you can get it very quickly.
Having said all the benefits, Lansinoh milk bag is not perfect either. Here are some common complaints about it:
- Some time leaks
Ugh, who wants to have a leaky milk bag? Noone! I personally haven’t had this issue before with Lansinoh, but several moms reported leaky bags especially during thawing.
Here are some tips to prevent milk leakage from your Lansioh bag and save your precious milk:
- When you store in the freezer, put several milk bags inside a ziplock to prevent freezer burn.
- Handle carefully. If you drop the milk bags while it is frozen, you may accidentally tear the side seams of the milk bag. So be careful not to drop the frozen bags too hard.
- During thawing, put your milk bag inside another clean container to catch any possible leaks. By doing this way, you won’t loose your precious expressed milk.
- Cannot pump directly to bag or cannot feed directly from this bag.
Lansinoh milk bags are only meant for storing. They are great for saving space. But they are not meant for direct pumping or feeding. If you want to have a milk bag to pump, store, and feed, I would recommend you to check Kiinde breastfeeding kit instead.
My Final Thought
Having weighed all the pros and cons, I am still convinced that Lansinoh milk bag is the BEST breast milk storage bag in the market and I would definitely recommend it to any pumping moms out there.
I hope this review helps you to learn more about Lansinoh breast milk storage bags.
Have you used any breast milk storage bags before? What is your most favorite brand and why? Don’t hesitate to share with us below.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to let me know and I’ll do my best to answer your question.