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#1 of 8 Old 05-03-2003, 03:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Which ones are the best?

Is Gerber the only brand with ziplock closure?

Do any of you use plain ziplock bags? The LC at the hospital mentioned it and I was wondering the success/failure with them.
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i've always used the Medala baggies. They are nice and thick. If you want to try a few I'm about done with ebm storage and I could send you a couple. Pm me if you'd like
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Thank you for the offer. I actually have some that came with my PIS that I haven't tried out yet. I will take the extras though!
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I wouldn't do plain ziploc bags, because I'd be worried about chemicals from the plastic leaching into the milk. Also, I think it would be a PITA to try to transfer milk into and out of plain ziploc bags without making a major mess.

I think the Medela ones work well. For me at least, I didn't go through nearly as many as I thought I would because when I was pumping at work I generally fed ds the milk I had pumped the day before, which I pumped into bottles. So I wouldn't buy a huge stash until you know a) you like them and b) you'll need a huge stash.

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So far I've tried Gerber, Lansinoh and Mother's Milk. Lansinoh also has a zip lock. I'm not crazy about trying to pour the milk into the zip lock ones, especially not the Gerber bags, because it's hard to hold them open. the Mother's Milk bags stayed open with the attached wires. So far those were the best, but I'm going to try the Medela ones next. My dh has no problem pouring into and out of any of the bags, though. If I can wait around for him to do it for me, I have no problems with any of them! I would be afraid to use a regular zip locked baggie.

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Gerber seems to be the cheapest. I haven't had any problems with them. I usually put the bag into a tall glass then pour the milk in to avoid any accidents.
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I used Medela bags but had two experiences with leaking - maybe I overfilled them?

I have the Gerber ones now and like them better - my mom (who gives Max his ebm when I am at work) likes them too - the zipper is easier than the twist tie.
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I use the Lansinoh because it has a double ziploc seal and is easy to remove excess air out of the bag. Plus, it allows you to freeze the milk by laying the bag flat (to save room) and you don't have to worry about leakage. Gerber bags are pretty good as well. Medela is okay, but it seemed like I spent more time pouring the milk in the bag and trying to seal it. ( I exclusively pump which means I am freezing milk everyday and try to make the task efficient )

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