Well Mom – you made it! The baby is here! Now it’s time for a drink! Not so fast…remember, alcohol in your system effects baby if you breastfeed. And that is the reason Upspring Baby created milkscreen! milkscreen is a tiny test strip that quickly and accurately analyzes breast milk for alcohol. milkscreen also helps ensure that the alcohol concentrated in Mom’s breast milk is not at a level that may have negative impacts on Baby. Studies have shown infants consuming breast milk with alcohol concentrations at approximately 30mg/dl, or 0.03%, and higher have exhibited distinctive changes in feeding behavior and sleep. Babies consume less if the milk contains alcohol and they also sleep less and wake more frequently. milkscreen is set to show a color change at 0.02% to help Mom stay within recommended feeding guidelines.
This was one of those little products that all of our breastfeeding Moms were excited to test out! In fact, we’ve never seen such a rush to the front of the line! All kidding aside, our Moms were happy to test out milkscreen and even happier when they found out how easy it is to use. A few drops of breast milk is all it takes – and in just a few minutes time you have a clear readout as to whether your milk is safe for baby. The lighter the reading, the safer the milk is for your child. With milkscreen the results are clear and easy to read. And our Moms like easy!
milkscreens isn’t exactly a product we would normally test for durability – but our review team decided to look at this more as usability. And our Moms were so pleased with how easy milkscreens are to store in your purse, take along when you need them and get an accurate reading every time.
Again, this isn’t something we would normally review for visual appeal, but our Moms felt it was important to point out that a tiny, little strip can tell you so much important information. You don’t need bulky pumps or crazy contraptions – just a little strip – and that scored high in the looks department for our Moms.
High marks again! And for one simple reason…milkscreens work! Our Moms that had a drink or two, popped them out, applied some milk and the results were in in just two minutes. Now, milkscreens won’t fold your laundry or wash the dishes – but they do exactly what they set out to do – tell Mom if her milk is safe for baby!
A 3-pack of strips costs $5.99 – and in a blind survey our Moms priced each strip around a dollar or two each. The strips aren’t exactly high-priced, but they aren’t dirt cheap either. But remember, we are talking about a Mom and her milk, and to our breastfeeding Moms the price was just fine!
Some of our Moms have heard of this type of product, but none had the opportunity to use it before. All agreed that milkscreens were brilliant – and super original!
Can you tell? Our Moms loved milkscreens! First off – all of our Moms loved the idea. And then they were so thrilled with how easy milkscreens were to use. Add in they were small and easy to carry with them and the group was thrilled. Most felt that the milkscreens were also affordable, or at least by no means expensive. Put it all together and we’ve got a five-star products that are Moms were immediately on the phone with their friends talking about!