Our sponsor for the month is Milkies…
Meet Helen Anderson, Breastfeeding Advocate and Milkies Products Mompreneur!
Nurse, Lactation Educator, Mom and inventor, Helen Anderson, has devoted much of her life to helping women reach their breastfeeding goals. She conceived the idea of the award-winning Milkies Milk-Saver after the birth of her son Henry. As an RN in a busy emergency room, Helen didn’t have much time to pump but needed to store enough breast milk to cover her 12-hour shifts. She couldn’t help but notice that every time she nursed, much of her precious milk leaked – soaking her pads, shirt, and even her baby! Recognizing this as a common problem for all breastfeeding women, Helen developed the Milk-Saver to safely and conveniently collect any milk leaked during the nursing session.
The product was an instant success and she soon joined with parent company, Fairhaven Health, to develop a number of other helpful products to support breastfeeding women. Milkies has since added many new products and team members but maintains the original goal of helping moms meet their breastfeeding goals with real, practical solutions to the everyday challenges of breastfeeding, milk collection and storage. Every Milkies product is tested by real moms and must meet strict criteria for value, quality and durability. Helen and her team of parents work together to rethink the barriers mothers face and their innovative solutions rival any of the large corporations in the lactation products market.
Helen and her team understand that problem-solving products are only part of the support breastfeeding moms need. That’s why Helen shares the latest research about breastfeeding and milk production on her blog and with moms via Facebook on Belly to Breast. In addition to product development and raising 3 busy children, Helen recently earned her Master’s in Nursing Education to prepare to be the most effective educator and advocate for breastfeeding families. She is committed to providing lactation education for every family through her many published articles, speaking engagements and work with organizations such as WIC and local health departments.
Some Popular Milkies Products:
The Milk-Saver – Collects leaking breast milk as you nurse or pump, allows you to store extra breast milk effortlessly with each session. Simply insert the Milk-Saver into your bra on the non-nursing side and it will collect the milk that is leaked out when your breast milk lets down.
Milk-Trays – A breast milk freezing system that is a must have for moms on-the-go. Made from food-safe, BPA and phthalate-free plastic, Milk-Trays freeze breast milk into convenient, 1-ounce sticks that will fit into any bottle openings and allow you to thaw just the right amount for each feeding.
Nursing Blend – Developed by a leading Lactation Consultant and MD, Nursing Blend provides optimal vitamin and mineral support for breastfeeding women along with natural galactagogues such as fenugreek to improve milk production. Includes 100% Daily Value of most vitamins plus extra amounts of those known to be particularly important for lactating women such as Vitamins D and B.
Softies Nursing Pads – A reusable pad with a unique 3-layer, contoured design. Softies are ultra-comfortable and guard against leaks without adding bulk to your bra. Unlike most other pads, Softies are contoured to the shape of your breast to provide a better fit and ensure moms stay dry and comfortable.
For other great Milkies breastfeeding products,
please visit Milkies/FairhavenHealth and
use coupon code KELLY for 10% off through 06/15/17.