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    Default My lik is not freezing!!!!

    Hello! I have a 6 month old girl for whom i pump everyday at work. but lately some of my milk is just not freezing! Its not all of it... just some of the bags do not freeze. I store all of them in presterilazed bag that you can but at babysrus and keep them in a little "box" separated from the rest of the stuff in the freezer. I dont know if i could still use that milk or its not good.... Does anyone had that problem before???? What should i do???

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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    Hahaha. Just saw that i put lik on the thread!

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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    Do you think your freezer is cold enough? Is it slushy? How old is the milk?
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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    Get a refrigerator/freezer thermometer to measure the temperature. How are other things in the freezer? Always try to keep the milk at the very back.
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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    are you freezing just extra or everyday?


    and i think your freezer is just off mama

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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    well i dont know because all of my stuff in the freezer is frozen and most of the milk do freeze, it just happens with a few bags sometimes. i keep the milk in the far back and sometimes i have like 3 bags that i pump that day, 2 will freeze and 1 wont.....

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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    i wonder if its freezing then defrosting. are you putting it in the fridge first to cool?

    I ask if you freeze always because i give my son unfrozen milk each day, from what i pump the day before. my freezer stash is for emergencies

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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    Well, I'm 2 days ahead of what she drinks. for example, what i pump today(friday) she will have it on tuesday. what she will have monday is what i pumped yesterday. So i freeze it witn the date and at the daycare they will take the ones with the older date. I dont really put in the fridge to coll because i carry with me a cooler with some of those blue colling things that are frozen to keep the milk cold, because i leave the house around 7 and come back around 4, so when i put it in the freezer is already cold. i dont understand why it doenst freeze since everything else in the freezer is frozen and i keep it separate in the far back of the freezer! i dont know what to do, because i dont know if that milk is bad or not. it looks the same as the other though. a few days ago i asked to her teacher at daycare to give her some of that milk and see her reaction, nothing really happened....

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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    hi. the only reason breastmilk wouldnt freeze is if the freezer isnt working properly or the milk is not in a good place in there. i had a freezer that seemed ok and i noticed my ice cream was always soft. turns out it was not maintaining cold and i was only noticing the ice cream, maybe it was the most sensitive item in there. maybe you are only seeing the effects of a freezer that fluctuates and is not staying cold when you look at your milk. i think you need a new freezer or a better place in the back.

    i recommend giving unfrozen milk if possible, freezing destroys some beneficial qualities. i give frozen milk but most is fresh. if you are a day ahead, store the extra as frozen, giving the baby what you pumped the day before unfrozen. good luck!
    Last edited by @llli*mtmama; August 20th, 2011 at 06:48 AM.

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    Default Re: My lik is not freezing!!!!

    That might work better, to give the milk without freezing it. But the milk that i have frozen already, how long will that last on the freezer???????

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