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As a long-time hospital-based lactation consultant, I found the typical bottles too large for use in the immediate post-partum setting. Any time milk is transferred to another container, the possibility of contamination exists. But Snappies overcame those challenges, and collaborated with us to design something that met our needs and specifications. Snappies' flip-top makes it an all-in-one product. Mothers, nurses and lactation consultants find the product easy to use."

Mary Grace Lanese, RN
Lactation Consultant

About Snappies

The Snappies Story

According to the Human Milk Banking Association of
North America (HMBANA):

  • Glass or hard plastic containers are preferred for storing mother’s milk.
  • Clean containers made of food-grade polypropylene or polybutylene (hard) plastic or glass are acceptable for storage of human milk. Containers should have leak-resistant lids.
  • All containers affect the immunologic factors in human milk to some degree. However, milk retains more of its nutritional and immunologic properties in glass or hard plastic containers than it does in polyethylene bags. The milk loses up to 80% of the SIgA when store in polyethylene for 48 hours. Plastic bottle liners are polyethylene and not only decrease the SIgA significantly, but are also more difficult to handle.

Sure, we know polypropylene containers. We’ve been making airtight, leak-resistant, flip-top containers since 1986 in more than 100 styles. But it wasn’t until we worked closely with lactation consultants that we developed the ideal breast milk container for use in neo-natal care units.

The result of that collaboration is the
Snappies Container, a unique patented (U.S. Patent 7,472,797) breast milk product that enables moms to collect, store and feed from the same convenient container. Now used in leading hospitals and NIC units across the country, these airtight, leak-resistant containers give lactation consultants and moms a helping hand to make breastfeeding easier in those early, critical months.