Kiinde™ Twist Starter Kit (Collect, Store and Feed)
Simply the BEST!!
I wish I could give this 10 stars! Seriously!! I also wish I had found this when I started breastfeeding. My baby is now almost 6 months, we've been using this for a little over a month now. I have the Ameda pump and pump every night at 3am and at work twice a day. I breast feed the rest of the time. One of the worst things about pumping is pumping into those bags that hang off your pump. I can't tell you how many times at 3am I have ended up spilling a little or I can't move because it will spill. I have also not closed the zip top properly and found milk all over the freezer because it leaked out...that has only happened twice. These amazing bags SCREW ON TO MY PUMP!!! I never worry about spilling, they caps screw on after so when I pump at work, I screw it back on and put the bag back in the freezer tote (Ameda freezer tote#. Also, at first my baby didn't like the nipples, so we used the adapter for the dr. brown nipples which were the only ones he had used #the few times he had taken a bottle). He uses these nipples now though. the day care thinks these are incredible also!!
You take the bag that you pumped directly into, you pop it in the bottle, unscrew the cap, pop on the nipple and there is your bottle! No exposure to air, no more pouring and trying not to spill. I know this is long, but this is seriously the BEST product I have purchased by far! Totally recommend even if for no other reason that for the best breast milk bags EVER!!! oh and did I mention the bags are cheaper than the Ameda and Medella bags??? yeah, no question this is the best product I have purchased. Thank you sooooooo much to the Kiinde company!!!
February 1, 2014
I really like the concept of this product. So far I haven't had to use the nipples, but the bags are easy to pump into. I didn't realize the kit came with two adapters for medela, so I bought an extra adapter kit. Nice surprise though. Only complaint so far is the bags measurements. I generally pump into 1 bag and one bottle. Double check measurements with the bottle then freeze in the bag. I only pump 2-3oz total at this point, so I've been freezing both sides in 1 bag. Should be good amount for once I return to work.
November 17, 2014
I cannot say enough good things about this system! When shopping and registering for our first baby, I researched nearly every type of bottle on the market... and I'm so glad I found Kiinde! Not only is it a simple system, it also fulfills my wishes for an easy bottle-to-breast relationship for baby. Up until introduction of this bottle I EBF and now dad can help with feeding too! The bags are easy to use with our pump... Simple pump and store. Then, just pop the bag into the bottle and choose your nipple. The nipple encourages a deep latch (VERY similar to breastfeeding) and baby has to "work" for the milk. This is a perfect solution for the low-volume pumper wishing to have an easy option... I'm sure it'd get pricey with the bags if you had to exclusively pump.
September 22, 2014
Absolutely LOVE this system ..but
I just recently started to use my system and i love everything about it. Its convenient and quick, you can easily attach the pouch to your pump, go directly to storage then right into the bottle. My little one is exclusively breast feeding , but kiinde bottle feeding at night with dad. With this nipple there is no sign of nipple confusion and she took to it very well.
The reason for not giving the final star is i only received 7 of the 8 adapters and unfortunately the one i'm missing is the one i needed. Nor realizing until after i sterilized so i'm afraid retuning was not an option.
How ever still a very nice system.
September 5, 2014
Makes pumping and feeding easy!
So happy I found this system. My baby is mostly breastfeed, but I pump extra milk daily and Dad feeds baby when I am away. Direct pumping is easy and reduces the amount of parts I need to clean after each pumping session. I thought the storage container was unnecessary at first, but now I love how easy it is to freeze and sort the milk. Bottles assemble easily and baby likes the nipples. I highly recommend this product!
March 21, 2014
I love our Kiinde system! It easily attaches to my medela, and goes straight into a bag that I can freeze, refrigerate, or leave out for use the same day. I breast feed most of the time, but it's important my daughter learns to take a bottle too. We've used this system since breast feeding was established. My daughter takes the kiinde bottle without a fuss. We also have the warmer, which I also recommend. This system makes life just a little simpler!
March 13, 2014