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Thread: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

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    Default Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    Sitter reported that my usual milk storage bags have been leaking lately! They are the Lansinoh brand. Am I doing something wrong? Should I try another brand? If so, which kind do you recommend?
    Lindsay

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    Default Re: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    hmmm I used Lansinoh and loved them (also seems to be the informal suggestion from most mothers on here too) are your filling them too high (I'd say 5oz max in each bag) are to squeezing as much air out as possible and hearing the zippers snap together?

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    Default Re: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    You know, I love the Lansinoh bags, too, but this last batch that I used were bad. On probably about a dozen of the bags there was a small hole at the top near the zippers near the edge. Like I said, I had to throw away about a dozen or more out of that package. Check the rest of the bags from that package on the back side of the bag near the top right as you look at the back side. That's where the teeny-tiny holes were on mine.

    Now that I have gotten through that package, all are good again. Quality control must have been slacking that day.
    Robin

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    Default Re: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    I thought Lansinoh bags were the best too, and used 100s of them. We did have a few in a row that leaked though. I agree that maybe it was just a quality control problem on that particular day. I wonder if it would do any good to call the company. Those bags aren't cheap! You'd think that if you complained they could hook you up with some free bags if their customer service is any good.
    Beth

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    Default Re: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    I love the Lansinoh bags too but I just had a bad batch that wouldn't seal (8-10 out of the 100's I've used and will use in the future). I called them to tell them about it and they are sending me a free box and a self adressed envelope to send them some of the damaged bags back. No fuss or anything, she just said she was sorry and took my address to send me some replacements. They were very nice. Try letting them know the problem you are having they may replace your bags. You never know.
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    Default Re: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    ... using the Medela ones w/no problems.. but they were all bought by my baby shower people so I haven't had to actually purchase anything storage wise yet.

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    Default Re: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    I also use the Lansinoh brand & love them. No problems at all. maybe you got a bad batch?

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    Default Re: Please recommend the best storage (bags)- leaking bag issue!

    I use the Gerber Seal N Go which have been great. I did get some Lansinoh and was not a big fan b/c they leaked on me too. Plus Gerber were cheaper!

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