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Milk Storage?

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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I was trying to find my answer on KellyMom, but didn't see anything. So, when I want to freeze my milk, I have bags to put it in. However, those go up to 6 oz. and I just pumped 1.5. What should I do? Just refrigerate until the bag is full? I don't think it sounds right to freeze and add as I go. But, I also don't want to waste 4.5 oz. of a bag, especially when DD will eat 3-4 oz at one time. Help!

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JustFox
by Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM
I'm not sure... But why is DH having any of it?
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scarlettsmom823
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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Lol, omg! I meant DD. It would be really hard for me to store any milk if they were both drinking it.

Quoting JustFox:

I'm not sure... But why is DH having any of it?


JustFox
by Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM
I figured it was something like that. I wasn't trying to be mean or anything just funny. I'm actually wondering the same thing


Quoting scarlettsmom823:

Lol, omg! I meant DD. It would be really hard for me to store any milk if they were both drinking it.


Quoting JustFox:

I'm not sure... But why is DH having any of it?



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MaryJarrett
by Mary on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM
I always store 3 oz or under at a time. 3 oz is a full meal and thawing out more than that can be wasteful of your hard work pumping.

You can leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hrs before freezing, iirc. I have never left it over 8 hrs before freezing personally.
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RadnRem
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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I put mine in ice cube trays...freeze...then transfer to a large freezer bag.
Also, fresh milk is good in the fridge for 5-7 days. So you may not need to freeze as much as you think?
And are you familiar with 1-1.25 oz per hour rule?
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shortyali
by Alicia on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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What I did was store in the fridge during the week and anything left was frozen on Friday. I usually froze in 4 oz sections because DD only ever got frozen on Monday's and I would just give 2ozs frozen and 1oz fresh (once they were the same temp). This way she always got at least a tiny bit fresh when she had to have frozen. Plus this way when winter came and my dad had the kids on Saturdays while I was at work he could take 5 bags and keep them
In his freezer so if I couldn't go pick them up over night because of the weather I knew she had enough milk to get they the night.
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catholicmamamia
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Mine was stored in two and ounce ounce portions.. never more than two ounces per portion.


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1stpreggers
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:57 PM
I use milk storage bottles they hold 2oz they make bottle freezing easier you can reheat in bottle & attach a nipple.
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scarlettsmom823
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Well, I would prefer to store 3 oz. at a time, as opposed to 1 1/2. But, I read that you can refrigerate up to 3-8 days.

Quoting MaryJarrett:

I always store 3 oz or under at a time. 3 oz is a full meal and thawing out more than that can be wasteful of your hard work pumping.

You can leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hrs before freezing, iirc. I have never left it over 8 hrs before freezing personally.


MaryJarrett
by Mary on Oct. 4, 2012 at 9:53 PM
You can but you can only mix milk from the same day. I, personally, wouldn't refrigerate longer than 5.

Quoting scarlettsmom823:

Well, I would prefer to store 3 oz. at a time, as opposed to 1 1/2. But, I read that you can refrigerate up to 3-8 days.


Quoting MaryJarrett:

I always store 3 oz or under at a time. 3 oz is a full meal and thawing out more than that can be wasteful of your hard work pumping.



You can leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hrs before freezing, iirc. I have never left it over 8 hrs before freezing personally.


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