Kim - posted on 02/24/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a first time mom and have returned to work and want to keep my baby on breastmilk as much as possible. I have been pupming and freezing, and I have a couple of days worth in the freezer. I am thinking about stopping the freezing and just pumping enough for the next day. I am only working part time 3 days a week so I can pump on my off days to make up for the days I work.
When pumping, how do you know your done and its time to stop? Also, if I get more than what I need for one day, how do I store the extra? How long is it good for in the fridge? How long does it normally take for frozen milk to become thawed? How long after it is thawed can you use it, and when do you start counting that time? When you take it out of the freezer or once its thawed?