I've read that fresh pumped breastmilk is nutritionally superior to that which has previously been frozen. So, if I have plenty of fresh breastmilk, do I toss milk in my freezer stash once it expires?
My daughter's only two months old, so I'm not at the point where anything has expired yet, but I've got this massive freezer stash and so far I haven't had to dip into it at all (and hope my supply stays up enough to keep it that way). I'm trying to figure out what to do when the time comes.
I don't want to freeze the fresh milk I have and feed her frozen if it's got less of the "good stuff" in it after being frozen. Also, the milk I pumped the day before is bound to be more "age appropriate" than milk I pumped a couple months earlier, so there's that factor, as well.
I've looked into donating and it seems like everyone wants 150+ oz at a time. I'm willing to donate, but I don't want to leave myself with no backup stash. Plus, I'm seeing that milk banks require each serving to be from a single pumping, and mine are not. I combine let-down milk gathered in a milk catcher over 3-4 feedings into a single 4 oz serving and freeze that.