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Product Description

In just two minutes, milkscreen quickly and accurately analyzes breast milk for alcohol. Every mother is unique so, naturally, the way our bodies metabolize alcohol is unique, too. Metabolizing alcohol depends on several factors including body weight, type of alcohol consumed, and food intake so milkscreen was created to eliminate those variables. Milkscreen also helps ensure that the alcohol concentrated in Mom's breast milk is not at a level that may have negative impacts on Baby. Studies have shown infants consuming breast milk with alcohol concentrations at approximately 30mg/dl, or 0.03%, and higher have exhibited distinctive changes in feeding behavior and sleep. Babies consume less if the milk contains alcohol and they also sleep less and wake more frequently. We've set the milkscreen test to show a color change at 0.02% to help Mom stay within recommended feeding guidelines.

Features

  • Every woman metabolizes alcohol differently so milkscreen allows Mom to relax and remove the guesswork!
  • Milkscreen measures the amount of alcohol in the breast milk to help ensure that there are no negative impacts on Baby.
  • Fast and easy-to-read results.
  • Pediatrician recommended and Lactation Consultant approved.

Additional Info

029237

691BBD6F

855520001088

MS020

0.1 pounds

5.6 x 2.8 x 1.6

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Average Customer Rating:

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Upscale 1009957Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count
 
4.6

(based on 300 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (219)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Convenient (107)
  • Simple to use (102)
  • Effective (91)
  • Good price / value (37)
  • Easy to use (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (62)
  • No results (5)

Best Uses

  • Post-natal (84)
  • Travel (48)
  • Relaxation (24)
  • Support (17)
  • Breastfeeding (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (98), New mother (86), Practical (44), Parent of two or more children (39), Budget shopper (28)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Terrific product for breastfeeding moms!

I took a breastfeeding class before my son was born and I did learn that you DON'T have to "pump and dump" if you have an occasional alcoholic beverage. Alcohol metabolizes in...Read complete review

I took a breastfeeding class before my son was born and I did learn that you DON'T have to "pump and dump" if you have an occasional alcoholic beverage. Alcohol metabolizes in your system and our class was basically told that, once you longer feel the effects of alcohol, you're fine to nurse your baby. Also, the concentration of alcohol is usually highest in breastmilk anywhere from 30 mins to 1.5 hours after consumption. The time it takes will depend on how much alcohol you've had, your weight, food ingested, etc.

Well, my husband still wasn't as convinced so, even if I didn't feel any effects after having a small glass of wine or a beer, I would wait at least a couple of hours just to be on the safe side.

Imagine my surprise when I was picking up breastfeeding supplies and saw this product! I thought it can't be this easy, right? The first couple of times I used the strips, I had the same results and reaction as a previous reviewer--negative for questionable amount of alcohol and wondering if this product really works. Now, both times I only had one drink, waited a couple of hours (I had bottles of expressed milk on hand) and then tested before bed (so I could nurse my son).

After feeling like I might have wasted my money, I still decided to keep using them (they're already paid for) and was glad I did. The third use showed alcohol in my system. I had two small glasses of wine and tested about an hour after finishing the 2nd glass. I waited a couple more hours and retested which then showed it was safe to breastfeed.

This is great for any breastfeeding mother who would like an occasional drink. It's no substitute for common sense nor would I make it a habit of drinking just because I can test my milk. Alcohol has been known to decrease milk supply so I only have a drink on occasion.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Do a test run before relying ont these strips

These strips are a must have for a nursing mom who wants to drink occasionally. They will make you realize how long it really takes alcohol to clear your system. HOWEVER, sometimes you...Read complete review

These strips are a must have for a nursing mom who wants to drink occasionally. They will make you realize how long it really takes alcohol to clear your system. HOWEVER, sometimes you will get a box that is completely ineffective!!! When you first get a box you need to open one and dip it in alcohol to make sure the strips are effective. I had been using a box for a while when I became suspicious that my milk was testing negative for alcohol so quickly after having a drink. Eventually I tested one by dipping it straight into a glass of wine which it tested negative! I tried it again in straight vodka and again negative! When I went and bought a new box I tested the strips and they worked like they should. I had previously been nursing under the assumption that it took my body one hour to metabolize a drink but I found with these strips that it actually takes me 2 hours. So, over all a good product just make sure your box is effective first!

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5.0

easy to use and helpful

By Lacy

from South carolina

About Me New mother, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Convenient

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

      I thought these were easy to use and gave me confidence in what i was giving my baby. Much better than pumping and dumping blindly.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Brit

      from Corona, CA

      About Me Experienced mother, Mid-range shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

          This product is great reassurance when you have had a drink and a little hesitant to breastfeed afterwards

           
          5.0

          Great buy

          By Lauren

          from Canton, ohio

          About Me Experienced mother

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenient

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

            This is a great product, a little pricey but worth it for the peace of mind

             
            5.0

            I wish I knew about these sooner!

            By moviegirl316

            from Plano, TX

            About Me Parent of Two or More Children

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy of mind, no guess work!
            • Effective
            • Simple to Use
            • Soothing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Post-natal
              • Relaxation

              Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

              Easy to use, peace of mind, no worries!

               
              5.0

              Yes

              By Lurdes

              from Springfield ma

              About Me Parent of Two or More Children

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult to Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                  How to get a girls night out without worrining if the baby will be affected by alcohol still in the breast milk

                   
                  4.0

                  Just like it describes!

                  By StevensonMomma

                  from Grand Rapids, MI

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Simple to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Post-natal
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                    This was recommended to me by so many people. Glad I tried it, it's better to be safe than sorry!

                     
                    5.0

                    Life saver

                    By Steph

                    from Meriden ct

                    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Simple to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                        These really are a life saver. Wether your enjoying a night out with friends or staying in and have a glass or wine or two. They are a little extra piece of mind when you are unsure if you have waited long enough to nurse your little one. I've never had a problem using my test strips but I do always wait a little longer than the recommended time on the box. It says to wait only two minutes. I wait between 5-10 minutes. I have had it change after the two minute window. Hope this helps someone looking to enjoy a cocktail or two

                         
                        5.0

                        peace of mind

                        By mom

                        from sf

                        About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Effective
                        • Simple to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Post-natal
                          • Relaxation
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                          gives peace of mind

                           
                          5.0

                          Great piece of mind.

                          By Jewels

                          from Dallas, Texas

                          About Me First Time Parent

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Simple to Use

                          Cons

                          • No Results

                          Best Uses

                          • Post-natal
                          • Relaxation

                          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                          Great item to have when Momma needs a break and is worried about feeding her little one.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Delayed test result

                          By K

                          from Virginia

                          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                          I've used these for a long time now and they seem to give pretty accurate test results but long after the two minutes it says the test takes. I wait two minutes and it says the test is clear but I will go back 5-10 minutes later and the strip is no longer clear. It works, just not by the guidelines given.

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