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    Default what is the best way to store small amounts of breast milk?

    dear all,
    folks have been suggesting giving my daughter's caregiver 2 oz increments for feeding her, since my LO eats frequently right now. All the storage containers I see/have are much larger...any absolute favourites that can be given to the caregiver? disposable ones, or reusable ones?

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    Default Re: what is the best way to store small amounts of breast mi

    Do you have enough bottles to just send 2 oz. portions in each? I have 5 oz. bottles, but have never put more than 2.5 oz in them.

    Medela makes 2.7 oz storage containers that are compatible with their pumps and nipples. When I go back to work, I plan on using those for 1 oz "toppers," and leaving 2 to 2.5 oz "meals" in the regular 5 oz. bottles.

    As far as frozen storage, I use breastmilk storage bags, and never freeze portions larger than 2.5 oz in them. Mostly I freeze in 1 oz. increments, because I figure if my caregiver ever does feel obligated to use "emergency" milk, she's less likely to over feed when she has to thaw one ounce at a time.

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    I agree with using breastmilk storage bags to freeze small portions.

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    Default Re: what is the best way to store small amounts of breast mi

    thank you.

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    Default Re: what is the best way to store small amounts of breast mi

    lay them flat in the freezer , then you can store them in a gift bag. here is a video on it, even though it bothers me that the baby is on the counter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAK-sC424Kk

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    Default Re: what is the best way to store small amounts of breast mi

    That's a really good idea, I like that. I agree the baby on the counter is disturbing...looks like it's just gonna bounce right off!

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    Default Re: what is the best way to store small amounts of breast mi

    ok, totally unrealted to breastmilk but i have to share this old photo of a mom boiling diapers, check out the baby on the table..

    boiling diapers.jpg

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    Default Re: what is the best way to store small amounts of breast mi

    Sleep deprivation-induced decision making at its finest, lol.

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