Expressing Breast Milk: The Must-Haves

So once you’ve mastered expressing, you’re ready to collect and store your breastmilk. Our in-house Lactation Consultant, Sioned took over the blog earlier this month to share her expert advice on storage.

This week we're delighted to share some of our must-have accessories for expressing breast milk:

Medela Swing breast pump front view

PersonalFit Breastshields

Medela Personal Fit breast shield

Every woman is unique–one breast shield size does not fit all. That is why Medela offers a wide range (x5 sizes) of PersonalFit breast shield sizes to meet every mum's needs. A good fitting breast shield is essential when expressing, not only for comfort, but also for expressing milk effectively. Our PersonalFit breast shields ensure high milk volume, good breast drainage and comfortable pumping and prevent nipple trauma.

Pump and Save Bags

Medela Pump and Save bags single

Pump and Save Bags enable you to store breast milk neatly and easily in the fridge or freezer. Suitable for use with all our breast pumps, mums can express directly into the double-walled bags making collection easier than ever before. With a no-leak, easy-to-close zipper top and a labelling area for dates, times and amount, they really are an expressing necessity.

Calma Feeding Device

Medela Calma teat

Medela's innovative Calma feeding device has been designed to make switching between breast and bottle, and back again as easy as possible. Babies can maintain their natural sucking behaviour learned at the breast, creating a vacuum to enable milk flow, just like at the breast. Ideal for giving mums a well-deserved night off and enabling dads/partners to take part in feeding baby.

Quick Clean Microwave Bags

Medela Quick Clean microwave bags single

Safe, quick and practical with Medela Quick Clean Microwave Bags you can disinfect breastfeeding accessories such as bottles and tubes in less than three minutes – it only takes three steps.This makes it faster and easier than boiling, killing 99.9% of the most common germs and bacteria.

Milk Collection Shells

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Medela Milk Collection Shells feature a built-in spout so that you can easily empty the breast milk that has collected in them throughout the day. Designed to be worn discreetly, the soft silicone backs make them comfortable to wear for long periods of time.