Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Product Review: Snappies Breast Milk Containers

Snappies... Born of Necessity. Collect, Store and Feed Using a Single Innovative Breast Milk Container

I got a pair of Snappies breast milk storage containers from my pediatrician's office and I think they're pretty cool. These slender 1 oz and 2.3 oz storage bottles attach directly to your pump, can be attached to a special nipple for feeding, and come with an attached lid, so you're never searching for it. The lid is great as it snaps shut audibly and tightly ensuring a truly leak-proof seal. (I've knocked them over quite a few times so I can attest to that!)

Being attached, the lid is also meant to allow for one-handed opening and closing, but I've spilled milk every time I've tried! Since we all know how much crying is done over spilt breastmilk, you can bet I open my Snappies slowly and carefully to avoid any more tragedies!

The only other downside is that I wish Snappies came in bigger sizes! 1 oz and 2.3 oz meet airline regulations and are great for storing colostrum and for storing milk for premies and newborns, but I need more storage space for my 4-month old. So, I've just been using the 2.3 oz bottles to store milk for making Andrew's cereal and I freeze the rest in bigger bottles/bags. Hopefully Snappies will hear my cry and introduce larger products in the future (one can hope, right?)

Snappies are made of food-grade polypropylene material, which doesn't bind or hold fat during storage. If you're interested in giving them a shot, you can purchase a case of 12 2.3 oz containers for $13.50 or 10 1 oz containters for $8.00 at the Snappies website HERE. The containers are also available in bulk.

Happy pumping! :)


  1. Oh, how I wish I had a use for these. I'm pumping like mad every day just to keep up with Oliver's demand at daycare... Also, you don't have to tell me twice to handle all containers with two hands!

  2. Omg, I have actually woken my husband from a deep sleep crying about 3 oz of spilled milk. You would think I had learned my lesson!

    And, I give you so much credit, Sara, for pumping at work! It must be so hard, but worth the hard work. :)