Hi - I have a question about freezing milk...
I breastfeed my 8 month old son and don't really need to express or freeze milk, but I'd like to have a supply on hand in case of emergencies. When my son was 2 months old I ended up in the hospital with a bad breast infection - it occured to me at that point how much easier it would have been if I had some frozen back-up milk that my family could have used to feed the baby while I was in the emergency room.
So, now I have some frozen milk but whenever I defrost it, I notice that it tastes funny (like freezer burn) and my son won't have anything to do with it (neither would I!). I've tried a couple different brands of bags, I've double bagged, I have special plastic bins designed to hold breast milk bags, and I even put baking soda in the freezer. The rest of my frozen food tastes fine, but the milk does not! Should I give up on freezing? Am I doing something wrong?
(Ivan, 8 months)