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I was told not to use the snap lock bags for freezing ebm because the plastic in the bags contaminates the milk.
Anyone heard of this?
I'm trying to stockpile a bit of frozen ebm and am using the expensive bags but would love to use the snap lock bags if they're safe,
ie: no dangerous chemicals seeping into the ebm.
I used snap lock bags because that's what the hospital used. I did it for both DDs for 6 months at a time without problems. I think that the plastic would be pretty stable unless you put it in the microwave (why you'd want to I have no idea? it defrosts pretty quickly in warm - not boiling - water). The only neg I can say is that once or twice I had bags leak on me (seams split).
I was given about 6 "pots" from the hospital, you know, like the urine sample ones but bigger :rolleyes: we never built up a collection in the freezer, we kinda used it as we went along.
But I agree with xkwzit, if the hospital uses them they must be ok. Microwaving probably would not be good for them though, and microwaving changes the composition of breastmilk anyway so you're not supposed to do it at all (well that's what we were told....)
I actually freeze the milk in ice cube trays and then put them in freezer bags.
I froze my ebm in bottles (probably not feasible for large amounts), then to thaw sat the bottle in boiling water (microwaving b.m kills all the nutrients).
The sealable plastic bags take up much less space in your freezer, but make sure you label them with the amount and the date.
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