Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Starter Kit Reviews

Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Starter Kit

Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Starter Kit

  • Twist Pouches combine the leak-proof toughness of a bottle with the price and convenience of a disposable breast milk storage bag. Allows you to collect, store, prepare and feed using a single pouch. Eliminates messy and risky transfer of milk
  • Using the included Direct-Pump adapters, Twist Pouches twist-lock onto pumps from ALL major brands, for leak-free, transfer-free pumping, directly into the pouch
  • After pumping, store and organize Twist Pouches using the Kiinde Keeper breast milk storage bag holder. Its universal design fits Kiinde Twist Pouches, and breast milk storage bags from all brands and sizes
  • Feed directly from Twist Pouches using the Kiinde Squeeze natural feeding bottle, eliminating colic, and the need to transfer milk from bags to bottles Snap the pouch into the bottle, squeeze the air out, and pop the Active Latch nipple on top
  • Active Latch nipples are designed to teach and reward deep, wide, natural latching. By requiring suction AND massaging of the nipple, they are designed to discourage “lazy latching”, and to ease the transition between bottle and breast

Pump, store, organize, warm, and feed using the same pouch. The Kiinde Twist feeding system completely eliminates the need to transfer precious milk from bottles to bags and back again. This starter kit gives you everything you need to get started with the Twist feeding system. The kit contains: Twist Pouches (x20), all Direct-Pump adapters (for all major pump brands), Keeper Breast milk Organizer (x1), Squeeze Natural Feeding Bottle (x2), Slow Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (x1), Medium Flo

List Price: $ 39.99

Price: $ 34.99

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  • February 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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    297 of 320 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Overhyped, April 18, 2014
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    I first heard about this when I was pregnant with my first child. It sounded like a great idea! I liked the idea of being able to pump directly into the bag and then feed directly out of the bag too. I was sold.

    However, now that I’m into the routine of pumping and daycare and feeding, this system leaves a LOT to be desired. I stuck with it for a few months, but ultimately stopped using most of it. Here are some things I didn’t know or hadn’t considered before my baby was born:
    -Pumping directly in the freezer bag sounds great, and it is indeed sort of convenient when you’re pumping for the freezer. HOWEVER, once you go back to work, most of your milk is just going to go for the baby to eat the next day. And there are LOTS of systems that allow direct pumping into the feeding bottles. Like, virtually every bottle that exists will either directly hook up to your breast pump, or will hook up with an adapter.
    -Even if you are pumping to freeze, you’ll probably want to freeze milk in standard amounts (for me, 4 ounces). And you’re not always going to pump exactly 4 ounces. So I would usually end up pumping into bottles anyway and then adding to pouches to get to the four ounce mark.
    -Even when I was pumping directly into the pouches, it didn’t significantly cut down on stuff I had to wash. I would use the adapter to pump into the pouch on one side, then pump into a bottle on the other side and combine the two at the end. So I still had to wash a bottle and the adapter. It would’ve been just as easy to wash two bottles.
    -There is nothing super amazing about these nipples. For some reason when I was pregnant, I bought into this system without researching many others and was convinced that these, and only these, nipples would help keep my baby all set for breastfeeding. She did fine with them, but she’s also done fine with several other kinds of nipples.

    Other issues:
    -The pouches are expensive, and you will go through a lot of them. My baby takes four bottles a day at daycare, so if she went full-time that would be 20 pounches a week.
    -The nipples openings are really prone to splitting/getting bigger, and it’s not necessarily obvious when they do (until you see the baby choking on too much milk coming out)
    -The nipples can’t be used with any other type of bottle, you HAVE to use them with the pouches. This quickly becomes a pain if you have to supplement for any reason.

    Things I do actually like:
    -The pouches are nice. I still use them to freeze milk, but I don’t pump directly into them.
    -The freezer rack works well and helps keep the pouches organized.

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  • February 10, 2017 at 5:10 pm
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    92 of 97 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Does what it should if you don’t mind a few inconveniences, June 8, 2015
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    After a little over a month of pumping and using the Kiinde system and traditional pumping into bottles and transferring to bags, here’s my take on the Kiinde Twist pumping system:

    If you don’t mind having to put the adapters on your pump then it’s great to be able to pump directly into the bags. However, they are grossly off measurements. What looks like 3 oz in the bag is barely 1.5 oz. you have to really stretch the bag to flatten the bottom part so the milk goes all the way to the bottom to get close to the appropriate approximate volume. I also ended up pumping into a bottle for one breast and pouring into the Twist bag because I wasn’t pumping much on one side to justify pumping directly into the bag.

    The bags are sturdy, can stand up on their own and are easy to seal, so that is a plus.

    The bottle nipple adapter didn’t work for us. My daughter hated the Kiinde nipple and when I did find a nipple she liked the adapter kept coming off the bottle. It is kinda large and awkward to hold. Also, you can’t really see how much milk is left in the bag because the adapter part hides it. We ended up just using the Medela bottles so we have to transfer from the Twist bags anyway.

    I’m posting a picture of the Twist bags in my freezer. The tray on the left is the lid to The First Years milk storage tray that’s on the right. All the Twist bags you see filled up more than half the storage tray. There are six Medela/Lansinoh bags in the front of the storage tray and they (filled with 3 oz of breast milk or more) take up less space than the 6 Twist bags in the front of the lid with 2 oz or less of milk. The lids of the Twist bags make them harder to pack together flat if you’re limited on space or have to pump a lot to build up a stash. Kiinde makes a holder for the bags but I didn’t purchase it because it doesn’t appear to hold many bags.

    Also, it is true if you’ve seen other reviews, that you can’t really store more than 4oz in the Twist bags due to expansion during freezing.
    I thought about trying the Twist bags for puréed food later on, but I feel putting food in them might be a hassle. All the Foodii thing is, I think, is a plastic bottle with a funnel so you can squeeze it into the bags. That and with the extra storage space the bags take up, it might not be worth me trying.

    Overall, if you think you’d like the convenience of pumping directly into bags, using the bottle adapter, and have the extra storage space, this works like it’s supposed to.

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  • February 10, 2017 at 5:28 pm
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love it!, April 2, 2016
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    I love this system. When I went back to work I was using the regular bags to pump into, then dumping them into bottles when it was feeding time. I frequently ripped through the part of those bags that was supposed to hang onto the breast pump, so I’d have to hold them on while I pumped. The seals were sometimes difficult to get right, and the bags would leak into the fridge or freezer. It was very disheartening to see that hard work all over my fridge.

    With this system I don’t have to worry about that. The bags just screw right on and I don’t have to worry about spilling. My husband loves that he doesn’t have to dump them into a bottle, he can just snap them in. I have not yet had a spill, and I don’t use the stacking tool. This system has made me feel more comfortable knowing that my baby will have enough milk and that it’s easier for those who watch her while Im at work.

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