Treating Breastmilk Stains

May 26th 2016

Milk Nursingwear

Treating Breastmilk Stains

It's a typical story for breastfeeding moms, you're nursing and breast milk spills onto your top. If you are in a hurry, like most of us, you throw it in the laundry to be treated later -- leaving a yellowish stain.

Now, what?

  • Rinse Immediately. We know you're not always in a position to take care of stains on the spot, but rinse the stain as soon as possible. Ideally, you should rinse it with plain, cold water to prevent the protein stains from appearing on your garments. Let it sit for about 30 minutes.cleaners
  • After that initial 30 minutes, add an enzyme cleaner such as Wisk, Era Plus, or Biz. The enzymes in the detergent will attach to the stain, literally breaking down and digesting the proteins in the milk. If traces of the stain remain, apply an all-purpose stain remover such as Shout or Spray 'n Wash, then launder as usual.
  • If the stain is already set into the garment, you can also try OxiClean laundry stain remover. The key is to pre-treat before washing. After letting the pre-treated stain sit according to the directions (but no longer because you don't want to ruin the fabric), you then wash the top as directed.

We hope that these washing tips help you get those stubborn stains out of your clothes! With proper care, your Milk Nursingwear items should last. Shop our collection of stylish nursing tops and nursing dresses today!