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Hey ladies, what did you store your breastmilk in?


Martha - posted on 04/14/2009




I used Mother's MilkMate for milk that wouldn't be frozen before it was consumed. I used Lansinoh storage bags for freezing. I would lay them flat on top of a frozen dinner or box of frozen veggies so they would freeze flat. Then I would stack them in gallon zip locks and write the range of dates on the outside. My daughter ate the oldest frozen milk on Mondays and what I pumped the previous day throughout the week. I froze what I pumped on Friday plus any other left over. That way she ate mostly fresh milk, but my frozen stash didn't expire before it got used.


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Krystle - posted on 04/15/2009




Quoting Emily:

I use the Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags.

I used these too... thye're great.  Ditto with the other comment below saying that they freeze flat.  I actually used The First Years milk bag storing device that pushes bag to the front faltening them which jelped organize the bags.

Steph - posted on 04/15/2009




i'm not sure what type of pump you are using. i used avent. they sell cups that screw onto your pump in place of a bottle. i used these. they have a screw on lid and stack very nicely in the freezer. you can find them at babies "r" us.

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love love love the medela pump and store bags!


per my LC, if your baby is primarily fed from the breast you don't have to worry so much abt milk clinging to the inside. if that's a real concern, glass is your best choice.

Jocelyn - posted on 04/14/2009




i used the gerber breastmilk bags and i also have two of the "neat little icecube trays" which i wouldn't recomend for freezing liquids in (the lids aren't very tight) but i loved them for freezing baby food!! but the bags i really liked.  they stand up on their own and don't leak (ziplock top)

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I use the Medela bottles that go with my pump if I'm just storing it in the fridge for a day or so. When I have to store it longer, I use the Gerber breastmilk storage bags or the Lansinoh bags. Both have been great for me.

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I used the playex for the ones headed for the fridge (since they worked with our bottles) and the medela bags for the freezer. Both worked great and were convenient.

Darcy - posted on 04/14/2009




I used hard plastic containers with lids that I got from the hospital. I was using medela bags, but the lactation consultant told me hard plastic is recomended over soft plastic. The reason behind this is that the antibodies in the breastmilk cling to the soft plastic and so does not get transferred to your baby. My twins were hospitalized for quite awhile, so I was able to get the containers from them. A friend of mine used baby food jars for the same reasons. Hope this helps.

Justine - posted on 04/14/2009




I store my breast milk in the drop in liners by playtex...i just fould over the top and put a paperclip on it...but i have seen some really neat ice trays that freeze it in 1 oz cubes...just never got around to buying any


Rebecca - posted on 04/14/2009




Hi! I've got trays that you pour in the milk and it freezes it in 30ml sticks then you push the sticks out into snap lock bags. I write the useby date on the bag. Then you just take a stick (or however many you need) and defrost them in the bottle. It's usefull because you only defrost what you need. Normal ice cube trays would work as well :)

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