Re: How to use freezer stash??
While milk does adjust over time to meet a baby's needs very exactly, giving a baby "old" milk is fine. The composition isn't different enough to be a problem. You could give a toddler milk from the newborn period and vice versa.
I personally would start trying to use up the stored milk a little at a time. Instead of mixing it with new milk, just pull one bag every workday and use that as one of the baby's bottles. It's also a really good idea to periodically pull samples of the stored milk, thaw them, and give them a taste/smell test. Some moms find that their stored milk develops issues over time, even when proper storage guidelines are followed, and you want to really have a sense of the condition of your stash. Of the bags consistently come back tasting/smelling fresh, you can relax about output at work if you find that you come home with fewer oz on some days. If the stash has a lot of yucky bags, you know that your workday pumping sessions are really important and you shouldn't be slacking off on them.
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