HoneySuckle® Bags are all FDA approved and composed of Virgin Poly and an oxo-biodegradable additive; if dropped in the environment and exposed to UV Rays they begin to degrade approximately in about 18 months, depending on the environment and the heat.
We recommend no more than two years.
Yes, Honeysuckle® bags are BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free.
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HoneySuckle® Products is diligent about providing the highest quality nursing products available.While no storage bag is 100% leak proof, Honeysuckle’s industry leading design and strict quality control ensures you of a virtually leakproof experience. To be doubly safe, each packet comes with ResQ Bag™ a Honeysuckle® exclusive. If one of our bags should leak, you can use the ResQ Bag to save the precious contents.Because HoneySuckle® Products are personal care items, they cannot be returned once opened. If you experience an issue or what you feel is a product defect, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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The measurement noted on our bags is approximate. It is wise to check the measurement in your baby bottles after defrosting your milk to be sure of the quantity you are feeding your baby.
All HoneySuckle® Breastmilk Storage Bags are oxo-biodegradable, virtually leakproof, with wide side-seals, and double Zippers, and a ribbed bottom gusset for a stronger bag. The original HoneySuckle® Breastmilk Storage Bag holds up to 6 ounces (or slightly more); the HoneySuckle® Breast Pump Bag has two notches in the lip to hook onto the HoneySuckle® d’Adapter™ (that fits nearly all Breast Pumps); and the HoneySuckle® Small Milk Bag/Baby Food Bag is both a smaller version of the Breast Pump Bag (holding 4 ounces) or homemade Baby Food.
Any pump that attaches to a standard baby bottle also works perfectly with our HoneySuckle® d’Adapter. Our d’Adapter fits Medela and Ameda Pumps, amongst others available in the marketplace.
First tear off the tamper evident strip of the bag. Mark the bag with the date, babies name. Gently pull the two lips apart, open each zipper one at a time. The important word there is “Gently” as roughly opening the bag can cause a poly bag to tear at the side seam. In filling the bags, we have two bags that have a notch that hook onto the HoneySuckle® Breast Pump Adapter (with side arms). For 6 ounces, use the HoneySuckle® Breast Pump Bags, and for 4 ounces, use the Small Milk Bag/Baby Food Bag. To pump into a bottle or container first and then to transfer into our Breast Milk Bag, the original Honeysuckle® Breast Milk Bag is perfect. Fill only to 6 ounces, as milk will expand when frozen. Before closing, be sure to remove any excess air then close the zippers thoroughly, checking that both zippers are completely snapped together. If milk is trapped in the zipper, attempt to clean the liquid out before sealing. Milk in the zipper may expand during freezing, causing a potential leak. After filling, it is good to note the quantity or contents of the bag. We recommend freezing them flat, then storing them upright away from sharp objects. We also highly recommend our d’2Pack (packing bag) for further protective storing and defrosting in our complementary ResQ bag, just to be safe!
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for your storing guidelines. Please note: It is normal for pumped milk to vary in color, consistency, and scent depending on your diet. Stored milk will separate into layers and the cream will rise to the top. Gently swirl (don’t shake) the bottle to mix the milk layers. Avoid adding freshly pumped milk to already cooled milk, but you can add small amounts of cooled breastmilk to the same refrigerated container throughout the day. Pumped milk may be added to frozen milk provided it is first chilled and the quantity is less than what is frozen. Store your milk in HoneySuckle® Breast Milk Storage Bags, HoneySuckle® Breast Pump Bags, or HoneySuckle® Small Milk Bags/Baby Food Bags (4 ounce size). Small amounts thaw more quickly. You will waste less milk this way. Be sure to leave some extra room at the top of the container so the bottle or bag will not overflow when freezing or thawing. Use the oldest milk first. If you do not plan to use the milk within a few days, freeze it right away in the coldest section of your freezer.
To find a lactation consultant in your area, visit the ICLA (International Lactation Consultant)
website ( www.ILCA.org
). Click on “Find a Lactation Consultant” on their home page )
About the third day postpartum a mom’s breasts may swell (engorgement). Nursing frequently during this period is the best way to alleviate engorgement, but it can be difficult because your baby might have trouble properly latching onto an engorged breast. This condition will soon pass, but do contact your doctor with any concerns.
Foremost, we recommend using our HoneySuckle® d’Warmer™, which offers a natural and safer warming system using just hot water. You simply place the bag into d’Warmer’s inner container, secure the top, then pour hot water into the cap of the container. In 45 minutes or less, the transfer of heat warms the milk bag, which remains hygienically dry at all times— prevents any water getting into the milk by mistake or milk leaking into the water. A self-contained incubator for warming the milk! https://honeysucklemoms.com/products/honeysuckle-dwarmer/
Thawed milk is safe in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. CAUTION: Never microwave breastmilk. Microwaving can cause severe burns to baby’s mouth from hot spots that develop in the milk during microwaving. Microwaving can also change the composition of breastmilk.
For short-term chilling, use our HoneySuckle® d’Warmer™ with ice water in the outer compartment. https://www/honeysucklemoms.com/products/honeysuckle-dwarmer
Breastmilk is safely stored in a cooler at/or below 59 degrees for up to 24 hours (be sure there is an frozen ice pack). Note: direct exposure to the sun, like leaving the cooler in a car, severely reduces the cooling effectiveness, so be careful. HoneySuckle® Products does not have recommendations for storing breastmilk with dry ice, as the extreme cold can break the bag or container holding the milk. Consult a lactation consultant or healthcare provider for further information.
Consult your healthcare professional for advice. Scientists now know that a healthy milk supply remains fairly constant over the six (6) months of exclusive breastfeeding. Your baby will take the amount he needs. During the early weeks, babies generally nurse very frequently and grow very quickly. By day 10-14, babies should regain any weight they lost after birth. For the next few months babies will gain about an ½ ounce to 1 ounce a day. By the end of the first week of life, women who are breastfeeding one baby normally make between 19 to 30 ounces of milk each day. Infants between one (1) and six (6) months of age normally drink an average of 19 to 30 ounces a day. An average size “meal” for a baby is between three (3) to five (5) ounces of breastmilk. Formula is harder to digest and less well absorbed. Formula fed babies may need larger feeds. Around three (3) to four (4) months, a breastfed baby’s rate of grown begins to slow down. Your milk supply will continue to satisfy the baby until it is time to introduce solids when your baby is ready, generally beginning around 6 months.
Disclosure: The Frequently Asked Questions addressed here are mentioned for General Information. HoneySuckle® Products does not take any responsibility for this information. We urge you to use your own judgment and to seek the advice of a physician or lactation consultant.