Help! I have no storage bags!!

Briana - posted on 06/19/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I just realized I ran out of storage bags. I started pumping in between feedings yesterday, and it's already working. I'm in between a feeding now and my breasts are BEGGING to be relieved of milk lol. However, I cannot go get any bags. You see, I live on an Army post and my ID expired yesterday. And my husband is away at month long training in Louisiana and won't be home for another week and a half. I cannot go off post because I then cannot get back on. Technically I can with a driver's license because my car is authorized to be on post, but I don't want to risk not being able to get on for some reason since I live on post. And I cannot shop at any of the stores on post because that requires a military ID. So I'm not sure what to do and how to store my breast milk. And I really hate to pump and dump :( Is there any way I can store with normal kitchen items???? If not, I may just have to chance driving off post. But I hate to go shopping today since it's the Saturday after military payday and stores will be PACKED

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You can use anything - sandwich bags, as others have suggested, ice-cube trays are good, tupperware containers.

Can you order any of the special bags online?

Ashleigh - posted on 06/25/2010

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I use sndwich bags-but I double them,Ice cube trays,I've also used a popsicle tray(w/o the sticks) i just cover it in plastic wrap:)

Leslie - posted on 06/19/2010

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Milk is good in the fridge for several days. I used to pump and fill up a Liter container before I would pour it into bags. Would doing something like that help you have time to get a new ID?

Jodi - posted on 06/19/2010

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a little off subject but you can get a new ID without your hubby there & as long as you have a DOD decal on your car you shouldnt have any issues at the gate!!

Stefie - posted on 06/19/2010

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It is fine to store milk in anything that does not have BPA or other icky chemical residues.
I used baggies and ice cube trays as well as cups, bottles, and tupperware when I had super over supply issues.

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