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About The NCB
The Nursing Cover Boutique offers nursing covers, breastfeeding covers, breastfeeding shawls, nursing cover clips, and breastfeeding accessories for moms who want to breastfeed in style.
What is MilkScreen?
- MilkScreen is a simple, two-minute test that detects the presence of alcohol in breast milk.
- MilkScreen is a consumer product, and not intended to be used in
the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of alcohol intoxication or
poisoning or other health-related conditions in women or nursing
Can I test using refrigerated breast milk?
You may use breast milk that has been
refrigerated or frozen, but milk must be brought to room temperature
before testing. After milk is at room temperature, shake bottle
containing breast milk and pour a small amount into a container and
perform the test.
I read results at 2 minutes but then noticed a while later that my test pad had darkened in color.
results should be read 2 minutes after saturating the test pad with
breast milk. Test pad may continue to darken after this time (even if
alcohol is NOT present) due to continued exposure to oxygen in the air.
Therefore, the result at exactly 2 minutes is the test result you
Do the Milkscreen test strips have an expiration date?
Yes. Expiration date is embossed on the back of each foil pouch
containing the test strip. Expiration date is also noted on the outside
of the packaging on a sticker under LOT - expiration date will be shown
by year and month (i.e. 2012-10).
Why was MilkScreen created?
was created to help extend the life of breastfeeding. Many
women wish to resume occasional low to moderate alcohol consumption
after delivery, but often are concerned about the effects of alcohol in
I don't feel intoxicated – why use MilkScreen?
Because all mothers are unique! So, naturally the way each woman’s body
process alcohol is unique, too. A "feeling" of intoxication or non-intoxication is not an accurate
indicator when determining if alcohol is present or not in the breast
milk. Again, it depends on several factors
- Type of alcohol consumed
- Food intake
How does MilkScreen work?
consists of a plastic strip with a reactive test pad applied
to one tip. Two minutes after saturation the tip will change colors if
alcohol is present at, or above, 13.1 mg/dL