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Formula, breast milk, or a bit of both, these milk essentials get top marks.

Formula, breastmilk or a bit of both, feeding a baby comes with a ton of equipment to make the process seamless, efficient and hygienic, and these essentials get top marks.

1. Haakaa Gen 2 Breast Pump

As voted for by The Midwife and Lactation Consultant Tanya Maschio and The Editorial Director Alexandra Whiting.

Perfect for pumping combined with breast feeding, the Haakaa breast pump is a reliable and economic choice. It's a manual pump, so don't choose this if you want to pump constantly but rather to catch leaks, relieve some pressure, and fill a bottle or two. It's portable so you can take it with you and has no cords or loud pumping noises.

What our judges say:

  • “Silicone pumps are so good for Full/ engorged/ leaking breasts, Unlike other similar pumps, the Haakaa has great suction! Nothing worse than collecting milk, and then losing suction which ends up in spilt milk!” — Tanya Maschio,The Midwife and Lactation Consultant.*

Haakaa Gen 2 Breast Pump 101:

  • Portable
  • Economic choice
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Manual pump

2. Junobie Milk Storage Bags

As voted for by The Holistic Birthing Expert Yahna Fookes, The Editorial Director Alexandra Whiting and The Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill.

An absolute must-have if you're breastfeeding and want to store your milk securely without contributing to more landfill. These reusable bags are all a ziplock can offer and more thanks to being totally reusable, dishwasher and freezer safe! Catch every last drop of precious milk, and deposit in these bags in the freezer to whip out when you need.

What our judges say:

*"Milk is magic and is worth its weight in gold…. For those who can, I would recommend expressing and storing some in the freezer for a rainy day/for when your baby gets sick later down the track.” — Yahna Fookes, The Holistic Birthing Expert. *

Milk Storage Bags 101:

  • Reusable
  • Made with 100% FDA approved silicone
  • BPA, BPS, Phthalates, and Lead free
  • Dishwasher and freezer safe
  • Comes in pack of 2

3. Haakaa Silicone Colostrum Collector Set

As voted for by As voted for by The Midwife and Lactation Consultant Tanya Maschio and The Sleep Expert Dr Golly.

Absolutely ingenious, you won't even know you need this until you read about it! This set is designed to capture precious colostrum so you can feed it to your baby as they need it. This set is toxic free, made from 100% medical grade silicone, which is a welcome relief given colostrum was traditionally collected in single-use syringes often made from harmful plastics in the past. When the time comes, whip it out, express up the liquid gold and store safely. When you want to feed some of it to your baby, you can drop it into their mouths, or use it to top up their milk.

What our judges say:

"So much easier than using a syringe to catch drops of colostrum! These are also great when needing to feed those smaller amounts of colostrum to the baby." — The Midwife and Lactation Consultant Tanya Maschio.

Silicone Colostrum Collector Set 101:

  • Made from 100% medical grade silicone
  • Toxin-free materials
  • Freezer safe
  • 6 x Colostrum Collectors (4ml)

4. Avent Microwave Steam Steriliser

As voted for by As voted for by The Midwife and Lactation Consultant Tanya Maschio and The Sleep Expert Dr Golly.

The only steriliser you'll ever need, the Avent Microwave Steam Steriliser is a bestseller everywhere. This one is for you only if you're bottle feeding, but you can also use it to sterilise your dummies. It works in just two minutes, killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria.

What our judges say:

"If you’re expressing or formula-feeding your baby, anything that makes the process easier and efficient will help." — Dr Golly, Sleep Expert.*

Features of Microwave Steam Steriliser:

  • Kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria in 2 minutes
  • Must have microwave to use
  • Lightweight

6. Oxo Tot Space Saving Drying Rack

As voted for by The Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill.

It's not the most fun product on the list, but boy is it handy! If you're bottle feeding, you'll be doing a lot of cleaning and this drying rack will help give you extra space you need to get everything dry in time for the next feed. It's perfect for nipple teats or to hang dummies from so you won't lose them too. The angled pegs hold cups and bottles at just the right angle for thorough drying, while the top and base are perfect for drying small parts like dummies.

What our judges say:

“I can’t tell you how much more ‘stuff’ you’ll find on your kitchen bench once you have kids - its unimaginable! So any product that saves space like the OXO Space Save Dry Rack gets my vote!” — Jacqueline Alwill, The Nutritionist.

Space Saving Drying Rack 101:

Dishwasher safe\nHolds cups, bottles and accessories\nAngled pegs\nRemovable base and top tray

Have your say and vote now for your favourites in The Memos 2022***


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