DATE, Long Beach, CA – Mila’s Keeper story began when Lara Vu, the founder, and former UN Public Health International Partnership Expert, discovered a lack of sufficient cold breast milk storage while working on a UNICEF project. As a mother, Lara related to the at-work breastfeeding challenges and launched the MilKeeper((TM)), a patented 20 hour breast milk cooler, which can be multi-purposed as a milk warmer and a water bottle, in August 2022 during Breastfeeding Awareness Month.
“The center of Mila’s Keeper is 100% the mom. We firmly believe that if we can focus on helping moms thrive, their babies will naturally benefit too. This is especially the case with breastfeeding.” – Lara Vu, Founder and Chief Breast Officer.
The MilKeeper((TM)) as a modern Insulated Breast Milk Cooler is a more effective solution for moms tired of melting ice packs and carrying lunch cooler bags.. It’s specially designed with the utmost details for moms on the go, whether on a hike, at work, running errands or traveling. With the 18/8 double-wall insulated stainless steel, copper lining, and a powder coat with premium gold detail, the cooler keeps breast milk cold for 20 hours. Designed to be earth-friendly, the Milkeeper will last well beyond breastfeeding years as a water bottle or to keep other beverages cold.
While the wide-mouth flask protects and fits one 5 ounce/150ml glass bottle, it’s conveniently compatible with cup holders in cars/strollers, is HSA/FSA eligible, and is TSA-friendly for worldwide use. Additionally, the cooler has an ergonomically engineered handle and TempKeeper(R) secured lid. Click here to learn more about shipping, returns, care instructions, and reviews.
Another sustainable option by Mila’s Keeper is the Glass Breast Milk Storage Bottle made from the highest grade, BPA-free, borosilicate glass. While it’s useful for collecting, storing, and feeding, it can withstand the cold from a freezer and the heat of the milk warmer. Unlike other breast milk bottles, it’s reusable for all stages of a baby’s life to store pureed foods, snacks, jams, dressings, and many more. The 5ounces/150ml bottles are compatible with leading breast pumps and nipples. They come in standard and wide neck sizes with silicone sleeves to protect the glass and prevent slippage with a convenient see-through window indicating the milk volume.
Keeping in line with its roots and as a California Benefit Corporation, Mila’s Keeper is mission-focused and aspires to become a voice to support paid parental leave and private lactation spaces by partnering with other companies. The company also donates 5% of its sales to nonprofits supporting female empowerment and environmental causes.
Founded by Lara Vu, a mompreneur and inventor, Mila’s Keeper is a female-designed and female-run company empowering moms to thrive during their breastfeeding journey and beyond. The inspiration for Mila’s Keeper is anchored in the company’s founder’s global health experience with UNICEF. The flagship products are free of leaching chemicals, keeping milk safe for longer to support eco-conscious moms and any mom on the move. To order a breast milk storage container and cooler, visit their website or message them @milaskeeper on Instagram. The company is located at 6285 E Spring Street, #561, Long Beach, CA, 90808, US.
6285 E Spring Street, #561
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