I am running out of room in my freezer for my bags of breastmilk. I have about 7 or 8 large ziplock bags with frozen milk in them. I got way ahead of myself and started storing from when DD was 1 week old, b/c I didn't want to take a chance on being short on any milk for her as I knew I had to go back to work when she was 3 months this time. I already gave two bags to my mom to keep in her freezer for when she watches DD, but I still have 7 bags in my freezer. I really can't see spending money on a mini freezer at this point. cheapest one I found is $160. I don't want to donate any just yet, b/c I plan for her to have BM only until she is a year, or even 15 months. I plan to mix BM with her cereal when she starts solids, etc. and plan to put BM in her sippy when she starts drinking out of a sippy cup.
Problem is, that I not only have ALL this milk stored up but i keep having to store MORE b/c whatever I pump at work I have to end up freezing, as well as most morning I have to pump off a few ounces prior to DD's first feeding casue my breasts as so full.
And, I pump each night that Im home, around 9-10pm before I go to bed, to just have that be a "session" and keep up my supply, since I have to when im at work on friday and saturday nights anyway. So, im easily getting 4-6 ounces daily, even prior to working. and then when i work, I get in just 3 pumping sessions at work, around 18 ounces, right now..im sure that may change and my output may go down once im back to work for a few weeks, i just started back this past weekend.[from 1030pm-730am]. I can't see to keep this milk in the fridge all week long until she needs to have EBM in a bottle again, which isnt for 6-7 more days. :???: .