Rotating Freezer stash
I am EPing for my surro daughter, who is 3 weeks old today. I'm making 50 oz/day and she is only drinking 20-25 oz so my freezer is getting full! I have 200 oz in the freezer and another 60 oz of refrigerated milk (we live 5 minutes apart so I take "fresh" milk over there every couple of days.) I want to use the frozen stuff within 3 months of pumping it (while adding "new" milk to the freezer stash) so I'm trying to figure out what the best way to use it will be:
a.) Start giving half frozen milk and half fresh/refrigerated every day. Is it ok to mix refrigerated milk with (thawed) frozen milk in the same bottle?
b.) Do all frozen milk for 2-3 days, then all fresh milk for 2-3 days...until the the "older" milk is used.
I'll probably wait until 8 weeks before I begin rotating out the older milk in the freezer, I just want to plan ahead. I think for now I'm going to donate about half of what's in my freezer. At this rate I'm going to run out of room in another week.
Trish~homebirthing mom and surro mom to DD Kaelie (5/03) surro son Aidan (2/08) & surro daughter Ellyss Anne 6/09; Proud to EP!!