Breast milk storage

Erika - posted on 03/13/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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What's the best way to store breast milk in the freezer? Is there something that works other than bottles?

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Tiffany - posted on 01/04/2014

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Once you freeze the breast milk into the bags how do you store it? I am looking for a space saving idea;)

User - posted on 03/13/2009

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one of my lactation consultants suggested freezing the milk in the icecube trays, then putting the cubes in a ziplock bag labeled with the date. Each little cube is 1 oz of milk. you could thaw exactly what you need.

Tomika - posted on 03/13/2009

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breast milk bags they come with a double zipper but they are not reuseable. i used them for months and they don't leak or get freezer burn

Amy - posted on 03/13/2009

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I use Gerber Seal 'N Go breast milk storage bags. They have leak-proof zipper seals, they're freezer safe, self standing, and can be used with all disposable bottle holders. I just pump into a glass bottle, and pour the milk in. I mark the date on the bag before dumping the milk in (of coarse), and freeze it on site. They're relatively inexpensive, too. You can find them at Toys 'R Us.

Melissa - posted on 03/13/2009

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I use breast milk storage bags. You can lay them flat and they take up very little room and thaw quickly too.  My favorite are the Lansinoh brand, but I've also used some made by Gerber

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Elizabeth - posted on 03/18/2009

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make sure you pop open the bottom before filling with milk, that way they will stand up.

Cassie - posted on 03/17/2009

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Quoting Kristel:

Hi, I find that the medela "Pump & Save" bags work really well.


i hate them. What am I doing wrong? I want to use the 50 I have!

Jonette - posted on 03/17/2009

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Here is a great product to use with the milk storage bags!  It is the First Years Breast Milk Storage Organizer.  It makes sure the bags freeze in a more convenient for storage/thawing shape.  Looks much like an ice cube tray/cd rack?  lol



http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

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I've used both the Gerber brand and the Lansinoh milk bags. Lansinoh are cheaper now and they have a double zipper so I've been keeping with those. I lay them flat in the freezer in 4oz quantities. What works great to thaw them is one of those meat thawing plates. Once it's thawed it's easier to run it under warm tap water before transfering it into a bottle.

Crystal - posted on 03/13/2009

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you can use a bottle warmer thats what we do....it takes about 15 min to thaw all the way then you can put it in a bottle...

Amy - posted on 03/13/2009

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The tap water works if you need the milk right away, but you can also refigerate the frozen bag overnight and it will thaw that way. Once your milk thaws it is safe in the fridge for 24 hours, or room temperature for 4 hours.

Leanne - posted on 03/13/2009

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I turn the tap to hot and put the milk bag into a bigger cup. Put hot water into the cup and wait until it unthaws. I agree with Melissa, lay them flat to freeze and they unthaw in a matter of minutes.

Erika - posted on 03/13/2009

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Thanks so much for responding. Can you also tell me how do you thaw the milk after?  We have a bottle warmer but I guess that won't work and I was told you shouldn't use the microwave.

Leanne - posted on 03/13/2009

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I store mine in breast milk storage bags. You can get them at drug stores and such. I think they work better than ziplocks because they are thicker. Just look for them around where the breast pumps are sold, should be around there somewhere!

Jonette - posted on 03/17/2009

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Here is a great product to use with the milk storage bags!  It is the First Years Breast Milk Storage Organizer.  It makes sure the bags freeze in a more convenient for storage/thawing shape.  Looks much like an ice cube tray/cd rack?  lol



http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

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