Re: how to build up a stock ?
queries all the time is what we're here for!
1) partly your preference. we prefer to freeze all food in bottles (DH is a little crazy on the plastic-is-bad-for-you, especially for freezing and heating). but freezing 4 oz in a glass bottle takes up a LOT of room, and we found it didn't keep longer than about 6 weeks - the air at the top of the bottle allowed freezerburn. bags are more efficient and easier. i liked the lansinoh bags, i've also heard great things about the honeysuckle bags. i think it's worth the extra cost to get a good bag. you wouldn't believe how big a difference it makes.
4) yes, but once you thaw freezer milk it should be used within 24 hours. i froze in 4 oz bags; some people freeze in 2 oz bags just so they only have to thaw what they need. you can experiment with what works for you.
DS 6/7/11 - Still night & morning nursing, but the rest of the time he just doesn't have time for me! After mostly working at home, gleefully packed away the pump at 11 months.
Another on the way in October 2013!