Why the experts are consulting me for advice…
Hi there, I’m Crystal, a Lactation Consultant, owner, and creator of
Save The Milk.
I was a teen mom without any help with my lactation journey. After having 3 of my own, I went on to have 5 other babies as a surrogate. All the while I was breast pumping and I still didn’t have help. I wanted to make lactation easier.
In 2017 started offering breast milk shipping kits so anyone in the USA could get access to breast milk.
In 2018, I started flange sizing, patented the process, and even made the Nipple Queen Ruler to help moms and Lactation Consultants measure nipples for flange size properly.
At the same time, so many of the moms I helped needed a better option for inserts, so I created Pumping Pretty Inserts. These help moms who have flat, inverted, and elastic nipples.
Once again, I saw that Haakaa was causing mom issues with sagging breasts, nipple discoloration, vasospasms, pain, fissures, and thrush so I created the Pump Pod. The best part is the Pump Pod uses inserts just like a flange would.
So, that’s me. The system failed me and I don’t want that to happen to anyone else so I find problems and do my best to provide options to fix them.