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I’m a new mum and I’m wondering what the best way to store breast milk is? Would love to hear what other mums think.

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  • I just bought the Swisspers Storage bags. I think from memory you can get a pack for like $6 or something. Just fill them up and freeze them. Pretty sure they keep for about 3 months. I found this the best way as the storage bags were sterile and one use only. I found ice cube trays to fiddly.

  • I just freeze in the bottle

  • It freezes fine for up to 3 months in a normal freezer, 12 months in a deep freezer. Can be a bit watery when thawed, but it found a good shake solved that. Due to 2 major surgeries in her first 24 days I was expressing & filling freezers of everyone I knew until she was able to start feeding at 6 weeks & it was always fine.

  • In the early stages I used small sterilised baby bottles. If you freeze it for too long it gets icy and goes watery when thawed. We only kepts it frozen for about a month for that reason.
    You must date your containers and ensure that you rotate them.

  • Congratulations on joining the new Mums club. Breastmilk can be stored for up to 48 hours in the fridge, 3 months in the freezer and 12 months in a deep freezer. It’s also good for up to 8 hours at room temperature. Happy feeding and expressing.

  • Depends how much and what its for, ice cube trays are easier to separate if you don’t need a huge amount, or there are stackable cups that avent made which are perfect :)
    If desperate use a sandwich bag haha

  • i bought proper storage bags for breast milk which saved space but i found that it was easier to just pump straight into the bottle and froze that. you can store it in the fridge for a little while as well

  • I pumped at every opportunity in the first few weeks so that I had a healthy supply in the freezer. I used bottles, breast milk freezer bags and more recently I’ve started freezing breast milk in ice cube trays so that I can use them for bubs puréed food as we started her on solids last week.

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