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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 182 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 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)
  • Effective (23)
  • Simple to use (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (58)

Best Uses

  • Post-natal (23)
  • Travel (21)
  • Support (17)
  • Breastfeeding (11)
  • Infants (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • New mother (85), Practical (43), First time parent (34), Budget shopper (28), 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!

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5.0

Awesome Safety

By Casie

from Columbus, GA

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Simple to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Post-natal

    Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

    Easy to use for such peace of mind. Allows me to have an adult drink yet know when my milk is safe for my baby again

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    5.0

    Did the trick

    By Molly

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Simple to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Post-natal
      • Travel

      Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

      was able to enjoy a day on the golf course with a few beers. Pumped & dumped until the strips didn't turn colors (2 times after 4 beers). They are a tad expensive though.

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      5.0

      I always keep these on me just Incase!

      By Mommy on the go

      from Columbus Ohio

      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:

        I love being able to have some wine and still know when it is or isn't safe to feed my baby! Results are super quick.

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        5.0

        So convenient

        By Hooper

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Parent of Two or More Children

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Simple to Use

        Cons

        • No Results

        Best Uses

        • Post-natal

        Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

        These are great and give you peace of mind.

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        5.0

        They seem to work

        By Momma bear

        from Texas

        About Me First Time Parent

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

        I've only used them once since I'm too paranoid to drink more than a glass these days but they seem to work fine. You do have to follow instructions pretty closely though otherwise your results can be completely different.

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        5.0

        Comforting test to have

        By Busy Mom

        from Wentzville, MO

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Simple to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Post-natal

          Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

          I don't drink that often, but it's that time of year when your asked out for holiday BBQ'S, camping, parties and such so it's comforting to have these strips to verify your milk is safe for your baby. Because every mom knows not only is their child's health important but also that milk is liquid gold! So it's nice to not have to pump and dump it if not necessary. This product is easy to use and is a life saver.

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          5.0

          Works Great

          By Amanda

          from Michigan

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Post-natal
            • Travel

            Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

            Easy to use, fast, works well. Worth the price.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Mair

            from broomall pa

            About Me Parent of Two or More Children

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Simple to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Post-natal

              Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

              Had a few glasses of wine. Used to product to determine the safety of breast milk for my child. Strips were effective.

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              4.0

              I would buy these again

              By K Mel

              from Pittston Pa

              About Me First Time Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Post-natal

                Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                I tested these with alcohol in my system and without it seemed to work great. Color popped up immediately.

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                4.0

                Peace of mind for nursing mom

                By Dana

                from Indiana

                About Me First Time Parent

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Post-natal

                  Comments about Upscale 1009957 Upspring Milkscreen Test - 20 Count:

                  Gives me the peace of mind as a breast feeding mom to go out and have a few drinks and not have to worry about harming my baby!

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