Kiinde Twist Breastmilk System Review and GIVEAWAY

Friday, April 4, 2014

* I was sent a Kiinde Twist Starter Kit for the purpose of a review, but as always, all opinions are my own. 

Pumping, oh pumping. I used to think (before I was a Mum) that just pumping a bit of breast milk and then heading out for the day would be such an easy task. I thought I'd be leaving Joel with night time bottles and we'd be sharing night feeds, and I'd heading out on the weekends frequently. Then I had a baby, and then another one, and I realised that pumping and leaving milk behind isn't as simple as it seems! First you have to find time to pump, and it always takes longer for me than breastfeeding, because my let down doesn't trigger for AGES when I pump. Then, you have to actually have milk left to pump. It's easy in the first few weeks with my over abundant milk supply, but after that I have a hard time finding a time when I'm not stealing my baby's milk for her next feed. Maybe it's just me, but I have never been that great at pumping, if I know I need to go out it can often take me a few times pumping just to get enough milk for one feed!

So, if after all that time and effort, I then spill even 20ml of milk when I'm trying to transfer it to freeze it, or back into bottles, I will definitely cry over spilt milk!

So, when I saw this Kiinde Twist breastmilk direct pumping, collection, storage and feeding system I was desperate to give it a go! Anything that gives breastfeeding Mums a little more freedom and makes feeding my baby when I'm away easier, makes me a little excited! The Twist system is so simple, and prevents those breast-milk spills because you never have to actually transfer the milk.

So from pumping, to freezing, to warming, to feeding it all stays in the same bag! Brilliant! 

The Kiinde Twist system comes with attachments for most of the popular brands of breast pumps, so I use my Medela swing and I can attach the Twist pouch right on to my pump with the attachment, not like the Medela pouches, that if you dropped your pump (which happens more than you think when you have to jump up and stop a toddler or protect a baby) then your freshly pumped milk would go everywhere. The Twist pouch with the pump attachment won't spill, yay! These pouches are 150ml, but they also come in larger size of 225ml, but for someone like me who can't ever seem to pump very much, the smaller pouches are perfect!

You then just untwist the bag from the pump, put the lid back on, write the date on it, and store it in the freezer in their freezer storage system, the Kiinde Keeper, that means no loosing breast milk to the back of the freezer, or in my case with freezer drawers, the bottom! Yay for organized freezers!!

When you need to use the milk, you simply warm it in a bowl of warm water, or use the Kiinde Kozii, (which will be available in May) milk warmer, then snap the pouch into the Kiinde Squeeze bottle, attach the nipple to the top and you are ready to roll! The folk at Kiinde say that the active latch nipple can eliminate gas from your bubs meal, which is awesome! I just really love how easy the whole system is, and it is especially helpful that this part is easy because there is a pretty high chance it won't be Mum feeding the baby the breast-milk. It can easily be used by a grandparent, Dad or babysitter to quickly get a hungry bub their milk. There's nothing like a complicated bottle system to throw off a first time babysitter! The pouch, like the other leading pouches on the market, isn't reusable, but it can be recycled!

I'm a pretty big fan of anything that saves time and energy when you're a Mum of young children and I'm a fan of things that make sustaining breastfeeding easier! When you don't have a lot of extra time for stuffing around, things like this make things just that bit faster and simpler. I love that this Kiinde Twist system just helps to give breastfeeding Mums a really great system to pump, store and feed without unnecessary time wasting or spillages! And, the big plus is that Willow LOVES it, she thinks she is so clever holding onto the squeeze bottle and feeding herself, she's always been pretty efficient sucker! She actually cried when I took it off of her, even though it was totally empty!

The best part!! Well the folks at Kiinde Australia are giving away an entire Kiinde Twist Starter Kit (See picture above) to one lucky Yellow Dandy Reader, valued at $79.95 !!! Woop, Woop!

What You Get:
20x Twist Pouches
8x Direct Pump Adapters
1 x Keeper breastmilk storage bag holder
2 x Squeeze natural feeding bottles
1 x Slow flow active latch nipple with case
1x Medium flow active latch nipple with case
2 x nipple cleaning brushes

That is a WHOLE lot of stuff!

How to enter? 
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Ahh look at her, she does not want to give this up! 
16 comments on "Kiinde Twist Breastmilk System Review and GIVEAWAY"
  1. Thanks for the review! I didn't know about this product, but it sounds amazing!!

  2. I actually want to win this to give to my daughter. She and her partner are struggling financially and both are going to be at uni once the baby is born. Him full time, she part time. As I will be the one feeding the bub, something like this would make all of ours lives so much easier. She is already freaking out about having to pump, and she is only 16 weeks pregnant

  3.! Invention of the century!

  4. No bottle!!! Yay. The best part.

  5. I love how universal the motherhood breastfeeding gadgets are getting. This apparatus is a must for any mum with the breast is best attitude to encourage and support optimal feeding. Yes Please !!!

  6. Wow! I would love to try this! I am still breastfeeding my 15 month old and I am trying to get out more on my own these days. This brilliant system would make life so much more enjoyable for us both!

  7. This is so clever, Karen! My breastfeeding days are behind me and I did use the medela freezer bags, but like you said, had to pump to the bottle and then transfer into the bag.. I remember tears of spilt milk too! This really is so clever.

  8. This is incredible! Starting back at work on Monday part time and still breastfeeding my 8 month old bubba boy. This would make life so easy as can pump straight into and bring home for the next days feeds. Fantastic review, thanks!

  9. I really think this is so clever and would have loved this when my youngest was a new born and we had issues breastfeeding. I don't need it anymore but I would love to give it as a gift at the next baby shower I go to. xx

  10. Ahhh! I've been wanting to get this and so stoked to see an australian blogger review it :) hurray for less spilled milk!

  11. I love how versatile this system is! I appreciate that the storage bags are recyclable, and that this system helps prevent milk spills. : )

  12. Would love to try this for #5, never having used bottles before I'd like to store some milk this time. Hopefully boosting supply and having some for spare too. Not keen to do the whole bottle thing, but this I could handle!

  13. A no nonsense approach to storing and serving milk up to my little ones - love it! I also like how easy it is for a baby to drink and hold too. A fantastic idea.

  14. I was looking at buying this last week, looks fantastic!!

  15. To give this to a very special expecting ivf bubba's mum, anthing to help her in the next step of motherhood. She deserves it so much