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    Default what kind of baggies do you use

    To store your milk in? The bags that are intended to store bm are a bit pricey. Wondering if there is a less expensive alternative?

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    Default Re: what kind of baggies do you use

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    I used to double wrap them in Ziploc freezer bags and then store them in Ziploc rectangular bins in my freezer with the milk flat. Supposedly the Medela ones are better and don't leak, but they are very pricy.

    I would not even consider using anything less. Pumping is HARD work.

    If you are just keeping it in the fridge, you can just pump into bottles and keep them in that. There's no reason to put them in bags if you are dealing with fresh milk.

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    Default Re: what kind of baggies do you use

    I find Honeysuckle bags to be the best out there by far. Amazon has them in bulk usually for a decent price
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    Honeysuckle and I keep in large freezer bags. I was using 250 bags a month at this time last year, and I found those to be the best bags.
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    Default Re: what kind of baggies do you use

    I pumped for the next day and only froze on weekends (and then used the oldest milk from the freezer for Monday). That way you aren't using huge amounts of bags. With this baby I did pump more than he ate at the time so I used more than I did with the first two. I used the Lanisoh bags. Bags designed for milk are presterilized, unlike regular baggies. Both Amazon and Walmart have good online deals.
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    Default Re: what kind of baggies do you use

    I also use lansinoh bags. Only had 1 leak once, and that was after freezing and thawing. I buy on amazon with subscribe & save.
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    I would avoid the Gerber/NUK bags I had a ton of those leak on me!
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    Default Re: what kind of baggies do you use

    i love the lansinoh bags, after having tried a whole bunch of others (except i haven't heard of honeysuckle before). by far the easiest to get the air bubbles out, and i like writing on a tab instead of on the milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*auderey View Post
    i love the lansinoh bags, after having tried a whole bunch of others (except i haven't heard of honeysuckle before). by far the easiest to get the air bubbles out, and i like writing on a tab instead of on the milk.
    Me, too! Although I have had a couple of them leak on me very recently while thawing - only since I've been using the "gift bag dispenser" idea. Not sure if that's the reason, a crummy batch of bags, or something I did sealing them...

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*aprilsmagic View Post
    Honeysuckle and I keep in large freezer bags. I was using 250 bags a month at this time last year, and I found those to be the best bags.
    Good lord that's a lot of milk!
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    Default Re: what kind of baggies do you use

    Question... Do you have to freeze in bags or can you freeze in bottles?
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