Breast milk freezer

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Say I keep breast feeding all day in 2 months will I get more milk or less
Say you have a frozen bag of breast milk that you traveled with it in a container with a frozen pack. If you get home and a very little is unthawed at the top of the back can you stil refreeze it.
I am a mother of three and just began nursing all over again, all is going great and I would like to continue breastfeeding for at least 9 months but I need some mommy time in there as well.I do have milk stored up n the freezer for those back up days, I just need to know how MY body works...Thanks taking the time to help us unravel what seems to be such a great mistery.
How long can ur milk be kept in th fridge for? I no it can be in freezer for up to 6months. Im a ftm and its my cousins wedding in a few weeks and my mum will be watchen my little man, all day. It will be th first time i leave him and dnt no how much milk he will need while im gone. I will leav as much as poss and will b bak for night feeds. i will b gone about 10hrs. Wat do use reccomend to leave for him?
How long is breast milk good for in the refrigerator??
3-6months Deep Freezer: 6-12mos Thawed milk: never refreeze or fridgerate after warmed/prepared (thaw in fridge for 24hrs or in warm water) I feel sorta silly asking this.. but I've started to store milk in freezer bags, 1 a day to get my stock built up... do I really have to get them out in 3months and start using them? I know there are so many variations to these storing rules.. what is your thoughts ladies?
If u freeze you milk in milk bags I believe its good for a year. To unfreeze your milk heat up a cup of water not to hot! And place the bag in the cup to unfreeze. I lovedfreezing my milk because u can store it away for along time. And take it on the go .
I have noticed that when I pull a bottle out from the freezer of expressed breast milk, once it starts to thaw it has somewhat of a sour smell. I put the milk in the freezer within 24 hours of when I pump it and it doesn't have an odor when I put it in. I store it in either the Avent bottles or the Medela pumping bottles. I worry about feeding it to my dd for fear it will make her sick, but I have no idea how it could go bad. Does anybody notice the same thing?
//www.fda.gov/cdrh/breastpumps/milk.html How long can I store breast milk?
so ive got a breast pump just in case but i was wondering if breast milk can go in the firdge and get warmed up when its needed and if it can go in the fridge how long can it stay in there for.
Put the bottle you pumped into into the fridge to cool off before adding it to the milk already there. Adding warm milk to cold milk results in warming of the milk. You would have to use it within 1 hr or 2. a word of caution- certain bags tend to leak, especially defrosting. or you may just get a bad batch of a normally good brand. a good way to avoid tears over spilled milk is to drop the bag into a small ziplock as you defrost it. any leaks are caught by the extra baggie.
OK, I got the courage to call LLL, hee, hee.... A very nice woman informed me that when you add the room temp breast milk to the cold breast milk you kill some of the good stuff! She said some of the "good stuff" dies a little bit when you chill it anyways but there is NO HARM to drink the milk after you marry the warm with the cold. It just looses some if it's good properties.....boy that was weighing on me!
I'm no expert but I have been BF for the past 10 months. There is so much information out there about rules and guidelines. Here is what I have done and continue to do. I'm an on demand BF mother. I do work part time so I pump 1x when I am at work and generally I pump 1x in the middle of the night. I will leave milk at room temperature for up to 3-4 hours if I must and immediately refrigerate. I generally will keep milk in refridgerator for up to 3-4 days before freezing.
Just thought I'd post on how I store my frozen milk. I bought an upright freezer 6.9 cubic feet very roomy, also at the 99 cent store I bought the small containers. I love the lansinoh breast milk storage bags. Easy to pour in and out. When i freeze the bags I make sure there is no air inside and I lay it flat to save up on space. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
I was wondering about storage...How long can breast milk be stored on the counter? in the fridge? in the freezer? How long is it good for once it has been thawed? I honestly can't remember from a few years back..Thanks to all, and I hope all the Dec. Mommies/babies are well, and for those left to go, hang in there, your babies will be in your arms before you know it!
You could also contact the HMBA (I think it is) - it's a human milk bank that combines breast milk from multiple women, dehydrates it and I think might send it over seas. I contacted them with an excess supply but they couldn't use mine as I took baby aspirin. Are you freezing the milk flat? that helped save a ton of room for me.
) Sometimes I mix a little bit of mine with cereal and/or baby food when I start introducing solids so it can be used that way too.
mom dropped dead 2 days later and the dad wanted to follow the moms desire to give her lil one breast milk.....so the lil guy received donated breast milk and did GREAT he actually went home this past Monday weighing a HUGE 6lbs....yes i cried my eyes out Saraya is still pukin ALOT and if we decide to go to strictly formula we have a freezer full of breat milk.
I pumped for 6 1/2 months, and then fed milk from the freezer for 2 more months. That milk that she was getting at 7 and 8 months was produced when she was a newborn-6 months. It was perfectly fine. While the composition of milk does change, it is still great for baby- even milk from a different time and frozen still has more beneficial properties than formula. This little one will be getting frozen milk when I quit pumping.
I never used the creams either and just expressed breast milk which has healing properties! letting them air dry is also good and wearing a cotton bra and no nursing pads that have a plastic outer cover!
At room temperature 4-8h, or if you pop it back in the fridge 3-8 days. We thaw breast milk and then leave it out at RT or put it back in the fridge all the time (not the freezer though) and have not had any problems. Be sure to check for souring though if you do this.
i use bags specifically made for breast milk (i like the lansinoh brand). i freeze 6 or 12 ounces everyday, so my freezer is quite full! at least dd will get only breast milk for at least after a month when i ween. i store 6 ounces in each bag, but sometimes i'll put in an extra or 2. i haven't defrosted too often yet- just twice to see how she takes it. i put it in the fridge the day before. the rule is to use it within 24 hours of it being defrosted, and it takes a while to defrost.
This may sound crazy, but...I recently read about women 'leaking' breast milk at 20 weeks pregnant or so. I am currently almost 19 weeks pregnant w/ my second child. I was wondering if it is possible to somehow stimulate milk production prior to baby's birth. Not only could I pump to build up a freezer full of milk for new baby, but I could give it to my 12 month old again as well (she breastfed til 6 mos). If such a thing is possible, is it safe/ recommended and how do you do it?
my dd hasn't done that yet, but i also haven't offered her too much freezer milk yet. anyways, my LC said you'll definitely know when it's no longer good, and your baby will refuse it. she also said some people's milk get a kind of soapy smell to it after a little while. again, it's safe for baby, just a question if he or she will take it. i haven't been brave enough to taste my milk, so i can't say if i experience the same thing.
Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to help that. After my stockpile of milk that I had in the freezer was gone, I did have to end up supplementing w/ formula.
Heat milk under running warm water. We liked Lansinoh freezer bags. Lay them flat in the freezer to take up less space.
so ive been EPing for 3 weeks now and have filled up half of my bottom shelf in the freezer with breast milk! i read that there are smaller deep freezers to use for breast milk but havent been able to find any. where do you ladies store your milk? and if i move my milk from my freezer (seperate door on top of fridge) and put it in a deep freeze will it still be good for up to a year? or still 3 months because it was in the seperate freezer. sorry if this was confusing but thanks for any advice!
Long story short everything thawed out including my stored frozen breast milk. When my husband got home my supply was defrosted but still cold, not hot. It kind of looked like a runny slush. Would it be ok to refreeze or is it no longer good? I just left it in there, but now im concern.
How long can I keep the pumped milk in the fridge? I also noticed that my milk production has reduced (I used to wake up with full breasts with milk wetting my bra and t-shirt but not anymore). I have a three week old and she mostly breastfeeds but sometimes I give her the pumped milk. Is it ok to pump milk irregularly or should I do it on a strict schedule? She doesn't breastfeed every three hours. She can go more than three hours but mostly it's 2 or 2 1/2 hours.
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