I'm curious... what would you do?
I did all this research about how to best store/handle my breast milk to send to day care, only to find out that state regulations don't support my plans at all.
1) Fresh breast milk is supposed to be okay in the fridge for 3-5 days; in Indiana, licensed day care providers must use it within 48 hours. My options are to bring home any unopened bottles and freeze the milk, or lie to the day care provider about when it was expressed.
2) Even though research shows that an unfinished bottle can be refrigerated and safely given at the next feeding, state regulations for day care providers say unfinished amounts must be discarded. My plan was to send 3 oz. bottles, but now I'm going to have to send no more than 2 oz. servings, which means sending like 7 bottles (5 - 2 oz. and 2 - 1 oz. "top off" bottles).
What would you - or DO you - do?