Another very good system is the Mothers milkmate system
http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Milkma.../dp/B000EGZ40G, as it is a perfect way to rotate your bottles
I had a small freezer stash when I returned to work, but that was quickly depleted when I couldn't pump enough to keep up with demand. It's been months since I've been able to pump enough to freeze some... But when I was freezing some milk, I was using the Lansinoh bags, as I feel these are the best bags, much better than the Medela bags.
IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003
Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09
Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.
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Just so you know ... Lansinoh bottles fit the Medela pump! I was at Target looking for extra Medela bottles and cringing at the price, when DH said, "Why don't you use these purple ones? They're cheaper!"
They cost $10 for four 5-6 oz bottles and I can pump directly into them!
So make sure you do a price comparison!
FTM to Dante
Birthday: June 15 2008 (Father's Day!)
Birth Time: Crack of Noon
Birth Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz
If you are looking for Medela bottles, go here. You can purchase them in single quantities, so you can order the exact number that you need. The shipping is super fast and reasonable. Not only that, but they have just about any medela pump part that you coupld possibly need at a really good price.
I express into a clean mixing bowl with a lid, which I store in the fridge through the day until I transfer it to a bottle. I hand express so I don't know if that would work with a pump?
Birth 7lb 6oz
1 mo 10lb 8oz
2 mo 14lb
4 mo 19lb 1oz
5 mo 21lbs
6 mo 23lbs
7 mo 24lbs