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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
 
4.5

(based on 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Convenient (105)
  • Good price / value (36)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Portable (11)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (58)

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Support (17)
  • Breastfeeding (11)
  • Infants (7)
  • Post-natal (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • New mother (85), Practical (43), Budget shopper (28), First time parent (18), Comfort-oriented (16)

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!

Reviewed by 162 customers

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5.0

Yes, yes, yes

By Deanna

from Buffalo, NY

About Me First Time Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Simple to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Post-natal

    Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

    When I first bought the product, I tested it with just one glass of wine and it picks up the slightest amount of alcohol! I feel so safe using this product.

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    5.0

    I would definitely buyou this product again

    By Saving mom

    from New York

    About Me First Time Parent

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Simple to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Post-natal

      Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

      I loved this product. I am breast feeding but wanted to have a drink and this productime allowed that to happen.

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      1.0

      Poured straight booze

      By Bill

      from Mn

      Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

      Dipped a strip in a shot of vodka. Still read negative.

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      5.0

      Works great

      By Ashie

      from South carolina

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Simple to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Post-natal

        Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

        Works great

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        3.0

        So far so good.

        By None

        from Eagle, ID.

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Simple to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Post-natal
          • Travel

          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

          Tested my milk at 1/2 beer & after a full beer- no alcohol was detected so as long as this product works like it should, then I should have no concerns with breastfeeding & having a beer. No concerns with this product thus far. Peace of mind has been provided.

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          2.0

          Should have been easier

          By Mom

          from Pittsburgh, pa

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

          Figured I'd have a glass of wine on Easter and test my milk to see if it was ok. There's not much color change between positive and negative. Wish it was allot easier to differentiate.

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          4.0

          I love this milkscreen tests

          By Adeline's mommy

          from Anchorage, Alaska

          About Me First Time Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple to Use

          Cons

          • Time

          Best Uses

          • Post-natal

          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

          I love how simple the test is. I can manually express a little bit of milk on the test strip with out wasting my milk. We all know how stressful it is to breastfeed and any little bit of milk is like liquid gold. The only downside is you have to wait 2 minutes just like a pregnancy test but the wait is always the worst and feels like forever but so worth it. No pumping and dumping.

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          5.0

          Peace of mind

          By Amber

          from Atlantic city, New Jersey

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple to Use

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Post-natal

          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

          Works great and results within 2 minutes

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          4.0

          I continue to buy these strips

          By Cali mommy of 1

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me Mid-range shopper, New mother, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenient
          • Supportive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Support

            Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

            Use these after a night out with my husband and friends to make sure baby gets the best milk available for her

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            5.0

            Confidence

            By Nic

            from New Jersey

            About Me Practical

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Convenient

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                Great for when you've had a few drinks and just want to be sure your milk is safe

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