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    Default What to do with Frozen breastmilk

    I’m a mum of 10 months old baby girl. I have got a whole freezer of frozen breastmilk however she just doesn’t take bottles at all.
    The milk is from January to April, always kept in deep freezer(-18 degree).
    It’s such a waste if I have to thrown them in the bin, but I don’t know what else I can do with them. Dose anyone have ideas?

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    I have donated in the past. There are facebook groups dedicated to it.

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    Thank you. I thought mum would like fresh milk only, will anyone take frozen milk?

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    Cook with it? For your daughter, not for you. I have seen references to breastmilk custard online and in a book on breastfeeding once. Ditto for breastmilk icecream.

    Or you could put it on cereal for her?
    Add it to pancakes?

    ETA or even just give it to your daughter in a cup to drink?
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    Donate it. There may be a milk bank depending on what state you are in

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    https://www.milkbank.com.au/donors

    This was set up by the Red Cross nearly 12 months ago. You need to meet the criteria but they aren’t accepting anymore donations at this stage.

    I agree use it on your dd breakfast cereal. I do this for my dd and Ds2 who is 3 gets it on his as I have over supply still 12 months on. She has refused a bottle for the past 5 weeks so I’ve got even more to use up for my little ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaJJ View Post
    Thank you. I thought mum would like fresh milk only, will anyone take frozen milk?
    I have donated to another mum in the past. Yes, frozen milk is fine to donate - that's what's donated most.

    Like PP said, there are FB groups for donating milk. I think Eats on Feets is one. You could try the ABA too. Someone will be very happy to have your milk!

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    Default What to do with Frozen breastmilk

    i have a bit in my freezer from
    when dd was tiny. i stopped pumping and we’ve stopped bottles so it’s just sat there. i was planning on adding it to her food to dilute it a bit once she starts solids properly.
    Last edited by turquoisecoast; 24-08-2019 at 15:28. Reason: wrong kid 😂

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    You can cook with it or donate it if it's still good for consumption

    I had some I forgot to freeze....it was in the fridge about 6 days, so no longer good for consumption.
    I put it in bubs bath
    Yep, I officially became "one of *those* mums".

    Although, when ds2 was small I used to hand express into a cup while he was in the bath and rub it directly onto his eczema. Would clear it up really quick!

    Ive also heard of making a nappy rash balm too.

    Breastmilk jewelry? They only need about 30ml.


 

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