The best way - by far - is to buy special breastmilk trays. They allow you to freeze ebm in 30 ML sticks.
Once they are frozen you pop them out and transfer to a double zipped freezer bag.
Many advantages :
> you will never waste ebm. It's impossible to know how much to freeze in one bottle as baby will change how much he drinks. So if you freeze 200 ML in one bottle but you only need 120 ML you will have wasted 80 ML. depending on your supply that can be heart breaking (ebm is gold!!)
> very easy to store and stack. You will be able to store heaps of then even in a small freezer
> cheap and easy as you buy normal freezer bags as opposed to overprice special ebm bags
> the sticks fit into a bottle. so when it's time to thaw just pick the number of stick you need and pop them into a bottle.
> if baby is still hungry for more after a bottle it's very easy to top him up without wasting ebm.
Seriously, this is the best option
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17-06-2014 09:11 #11
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17-06-2014 09:21 #12
If you're pumping to use the same day the milk can be stored in a bottle in the fridge. I've frozen ebm in small snap lock sandwich bags after pouring the milk from the bottle into the bag.
I have tried the closer to nature & avent electric breastpumps - both work great for occasional use. I've had a bad experience with unimom so would not recommend them.
Unless you plan to start pumping before the birth or within the first week or two, you can actually wait until after bub is born to work out what you need. One bit of advice when I was 39 weeks was there is plenty of time after birth to organise anything you need.
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Thanks for all the wonderful advice ladies I really appreciate it! I will take your advice and see how I go in the first few weeks after bf is established (hopefully). But it's great to know what to consider when I'm ready.
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