Time to discard oldest milk?
My oldest frozen milk is from early October. It moved on dry ice, successfully, to another city. It's about to move again from a temporary housing freezer to our new home. I'm pumping really well right now thanks to a hospital grade pump and an awesome Nanny who doesn't overfeed* In fact I'm pumping at work and sometimes needing to freeze right away because some days I get ahead and there's enough fresh milk in the fridge. I'm thinking about discarding the October milk, but kellymom.com says frozen is ok for 6 months. Should I just hang on to it? I am asking because we are traveling to Calgary in January for 4 days. Day 1 is travel, I will nurse. Day 2 I am working and will need to bring frozen milk. I plan to pump on Day 2 for day 3 and provide fresh milk. Day 4 is travel, I will nurse. Long story short, rule of thumb is to use oldest frozen milk, but I don't like the idea of relying on Oct froz milk for that trip. Maybe the answer is to bring freshly frozen.
*We haven't had a Ped appt since 4 mos - weight gain was awesome. Nanny has been w/us 2 full work weeks and DD is now 5 mos and not due for checkup till 6 mos - hopefully weight gain is still great.
Last edited by @llli*debbers; December 15th, 2012 at 08:05 AM.
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12