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    Default Which BM to give baby

    Good morning. I returned to work this week and am pumping three times a day. I've been getting 18-20 oz. (which I realized will decrease as time goes on) and LO is taking 12 oz. at daycare so I'm still adding to the freezer stockpile for now.

    My question is what do I send him with Monday a.m. - the milk I pump today or milk from the previously frozen stash?

    Thanks for any guidance!

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    I usually sent the oldest milk from my stash on Monday and then the rest of the week made bottles from what I pumped the day before. I then froze what I pumped on Friday, and any extra from during the week.
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    In this case where the oldest isn't very old even you could do oldest first, or you could do fresh milk everyday (meaning 12 oz of yesterday's milk) and just add 4 oz to the freezer stash everyday and use that when you need extra or when you go out at night etc.
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    When supplementing from the freezer use the oldest as to not waste. But during the week always just let the freshest spill into the next days.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    I have been using Monday's for Tuesday's supply at daycare, Tuesday's for Wednesday's, etc. I just wondered what to do over the weekend. Freeze Friday's and use frozen from April or save Friday's and use Monday?

    Thanks.

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    Freeze Fridays but use the milk from April on Monday.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*djs.mom View Post
    Freeze Fridays but use the milk from April on Monday.
    then you are rotating your freezer stash and using fresh milk
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