9 Most Popular Breast Milk Catchers in Australia

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Haakaa Silicone Pump suctioned to a mother's breast while she feeds her baby from the other breast. Showing how its hands free and collects milk released from letdown.

Catching every drop of precious breast milk is as easy as using a milk catcher – a handy device that collects breast milk from the non-feeding breast instead of it being soaked up by breast pads. It’s completely silent and as simple as attaching it to one breast, while you’re breastfeeding or pumping from the other breast.

Whether it’s a breast pump-style collector or collection shells, the aim is to capture every drop of breast milk, which can then be stored in baby bottles and used for other feeds.

Helpful things to look for when buying a breast milk catcher

When selecting the right breast milk catcher, there are a few considerations to take into account:

Types: There are two main types of breast milk catchers,

  1. Pump-style: (which looks like a traditional breast pump without the motor) relies on suction to help with letdown and hold it in place on the nipple.
  2. Collection Shells: collection shells fit neatly into your nursing bra and have an opening for the nipple, capturing any breast milk that leaks from your breast while you’re feeding on the other side.

Accessories: There are a few accessories available for the pump-style milk collectors, including stoppers and lids to stop milk spilling and stands to keep the milk collector upright. You can also get handy straps that help catch the milk saver if your baby accidentally kicks the breast milk catcher off.

Materials: Look for a breast milk catcher made from soft, food-grade silicone that is BPA-free.

How to use a breast milk catcher

If you’re not quite sure how to use a breast milk saver, this little demo shows it perfectly:

OUR PICK OF THE BEST
9 breast milk catchers for pumping mums

To help you find the perfect device for collecting milk, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.

In no particular order, here are 9 of the most popular breast milk catchers.

Medela

Medela Milk Catcher showing how it suctions to the breast hands-free to collect milk while the baby breastfeeds from the other breast with a lanyard holding it in to position for added security. Side view image of the collector pump is also shown with stopper, cover and lanyard.

Medela Silicone Breast Milk Collector ($27.95)

Double leak-proof protection with stopper and lid, the Medela Milk Collector is comfortable and convenient. Easy to use and clean, it has a clip on lanyard for peace of mind and a secure suction base to minimise tipping. Light and portable, it’s ideal to take on the go.

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Jellie Baby

Jellie Collector Shell showing the product discretely placed inside a mothers nursing bra while she breastfeeds her baby from the other breast.

Jellie Collect Wearable Milk Catcher ($49.99)

Made from BPA free food-grade silicone, the wearable Jellie Collect features a nifty pressure adjustment valve for comfort and easy removal. With a huge 120ml capacity, it’s discreet, lightweight and portable. And we love that you can pop it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

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Mumma Bear

Image showing Mumma Bear Pump & Shells bundle with a marble background and bone coloured arch

Mumma Bear Pump & Shells Bundle ($50.98)

Get the best of both worlds with this handy bundle, including both a pump and collection shells.  The BPA-free pump and shells come with anti-spill features, and the discreet, anti-leak shells help you set, forget and collect. They’re also dishwasher and steam steriliser safe.

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Bubka

Bubka breast milk catcher in a woman's hand showing size and design

The Bubka Breast Milk Saver ($39.99)

Don’t waste a single drop of breastmilk during letdown, catch it all in a Bubka breast milk saver. Compact and lightweight the all-in-one design fitted discreetly in our nursing bra. And the built-in spout mad it easy to pour.

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Tommee Tippee

Tommee Tippee Made For Me Silicone Breast Pump shown in front and side angle. The measurement indicators are visible which help mothers to clearly see how much milk is being collected.

Made For Me Silicone 3 in 1 Pump ($24.95)

Handy for use as a manual collector, let-down catcher or relieving engorged breasts. The Made For Me silicone pump’s innovative one-piece design leaves no place for yukky germs to hide. Included is a handy reusable travel and microwave steriliser bag – great for hygienical storage!

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Mumasil

Mumasil Deluxe Breastmilk Collection Shells being held in a women's hand showing the size and scale of the product and how it fits in the handy travel protective case.

Mumasil Deluxe Breast Milk Collection Shells ($29.95)

Catch excess milk when you’re out and about instead of it going straight into breast pads with these discreet, BPA free milk collection shells. Featuring a handy plug and inbuilt spout, each shell holds up to 40ml of milk. Included is a handy travel case for hygiene and portability.

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Haakaa

Haakaa Milk Catcher with green plastic flower stopper showing the flange size from the left and right side views.

Haakaa Silicone Pump (from $26.50)

The Haakaa Silicone Pump draws breast milk from the breast using gentle suction. Soft and comfortable, it’s made from food-grade silicone and is easy to clean.

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NatureBond

NatureBond Silicone Pump Set with stopper and strap showing the pump with pink stopper and how the strap attaches from the side view. Includes a stylish travel carry bag making it ideal for gifting.

Naturebond Silicone Milk Saver ($39.99)

Easy to use, lightweight and portable, this all-in-one silicone pump includes a milk saver made from 100% food grade silicone, a strap, an innovative pump stopper, dust cover and pouch.

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Haakaa

Haakaa Ladybug Breast Milk Collector Shell showing how easy it is to open and close the seal with the attached stoppers from the front and side views.

Haakaa Ladybug Silicone Milk Collector ($25.90)

These discreet and incredibly adorable milk collectors fit in your bra and catch breast milk, and are easily emptied by opening the plug at the top. They also have little fit so they can be placed down without losing a drop.

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Know a milk saver we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been collating Australia’s best baby products into shortlists for over 14 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.

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