This product must be new. I don’t remember having it for my other two kids and, believe me, if this were around then, I would have invested in it.
Breastmilk is thick. It’s not homogenized so after sitting, even for the shortest time, it begins to separate. This can leave even the cleanest, clearest bottle or pump part looking…cloudy. Even after soaking in water, pump parts can have hard-to-reach places where the milk fat clings and leaves a residue.
Last spring, I attended a baby fair at Beaumont Hospital. There were many exhibitors handing out samples. I was there to get information on the new Affordable Care Act and pumps, as well as natural childbirth (hahahhah). At the Medela table, the representative handed me a bottle of this soap as a sample. She said it is no-scrub soap that will tackle the residue-The Medela Quick Clean Breast Milk Removal Soap.
I was pretty excited to use it. After my baby girl was born in July, I started using it to make sure my pump parts were spotless…and it worked.
The soap is thin and it only requires a little bit to wash bottles from day care and my pump parts every day. I usually fill the sink with hot water, add a few drops of the Medela Breast Removal Soap and then let it soak for a few minutes. I then get the pump parts out and scrub them really well. If there is anything left over in the part, I take a tiny amount of the soap and drip it into the offensive area. While I wash the rest of the parts, the soap loosens that hard, stuck junk and by the time I get back to it, it just rinses away.
I began to wonder how important this actually was to me. Was it just a convenience?
Apparently not. After washing bottles with a sample of Dapple that I had and then regular dish soap, I realized there wasn’t much else made specifically to cut the crud left by breast milk. So, I ordered another bottle and I plan to continue.
The box also indicates that you can use it for clothing. This is getting better every day. I feel like some of my clothes could really use it.
Babies R Us sells the 6-oz bottle for $8.99 and Amazon has it for $9.42, but because I’m a Prime shopper and have free two-day shipping, it is worth the aggravation and gas money to order it online.
And full disclosure: I received nothing for this review. I got the sample at a baby fair and loved it. That’s why it’s in my diaper bag.
2 thoughts on “What’s in my diaper bag: Review of Medela Breastmilk Removal Soap”
It’s been almost 13 years since I breast fed and Medela didn’t have a product like that. Sounds like it’s handy. Look forward to getting to know you better through the SITS Tribe Building Challenge.
Man, I wish I had this whenI was pumping, 10 years ago!!! Looking foward to reading more of your posts! ~SITS Girl Tribe~
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