Important: This post is written with no intention to damage/tarnish the reputation of any said brand. The remarks are solely based on my observation and preference, and may differ from yours.
How do you store your expressed breastmilk (EBM)? Over the months, I have experimented with both methods of storage bottle and storage bag, and discovered that using the latter is the most effective way.
This review compares three different brands that I frequently use:
What to look for when shopping for breastmilk storage bags:
Based on the above, I prefer Jingle Jungle (JJ) the best because:
#1 It is recommended to store EBM in smaller quantity to prevent wastage and allow shorter thawing duration. For the same competitive price as Autumnz, JJ offers a larger storage capacity, good for just in case I decide to store more than 4oz in each bag. Besides, bigger/shallower bag means lower chances of spilling the precious EBM, especially when you’re trying to eliminate air bubbles from the bag.
#2 JJ is the easiest to use with double ziplock feature. Just pour in EBM, seal it and put in the freezer. Little Bean requires double the effort; upon ziplocking it, you’ll need to fold and seal it with a sticker which doesn’t hold the fold in place at times.
#3 Due to JJ’s larger storage capacity, the bag flattens nicely when placed horizontally to freeze. This saves lots of space in your freezer.
#4 The designated area for marking is located on top of the open flap, thereby preventing any possible contamination of EBM by pen ink.
#5 Considerably thick although Autumnz is the thickest among all with double-wall feature.
#6 Best of all, the material used in JJ is recyclable. Go green!
The only disadvantages of JJ are:
#1 You’ll have to be extra careful when tearing off the seal and pulling the zipper seal apart as I have ripped the sides and damaged the bags twice. Could be a result of my clumsiness too 🙂
#2 It is difficult to mark date/time on the bag due to its material. A thin marker pen is recommended.
>> If you have the extra budget, why not try these milk trays instead?
Hope the review helps!