My LO is 5 months old, we're planning to do BLS, and I work from home and BF most of the time, with a bottle here and there when we're out and about and he's too distracted to eat.
I pump to donate to a milk bank, and I'm also working on a personal freezer stash for times when we might need a bottle. In the back of my mind -- in that new hormonal-mama-bear-protective part -- I've been thinking of the personal frozen milk as a "Heaven Forbid" stash... like "Heaven forbid but what if I were suddenly gone or unable to BF my baby in some way... he could still have my milk for as long as possible." I'm realizing that I would probably have to get a new freezer if I want to really implement this idea.
Do any of you do this? Am I being totally paranoid?
Also, the Womanly Art of BF book indicates that the freezer life for BM is anywhere from 3-8 months in a separate-door freezer. Does anyone know what factors cause such a wide range of time?
Thanks, genius mamas!