So, I had one of those mornings....had my last feeding with LO at 4:30AM...when I have to be up at 5AM to get ready for work. I usually pump between 5AM 545AM and then feed him again at around 6:30AM and then head out at 7AM for my long commute to the office.
Well, I remember the alarm going off and I remember hitting snooze and then the next thing I knew, I was laying there looking at the clock, which read 7:01AM. Dart up and bolt for the shower. Before hitting it, I wake my husband and tell him I've woken up late and that he will need to feed LO a bottle of expressed milk for the morning.
I shower (but don't wash hair), get ready (thank god I now prepare my clothes the night before), grab my blackberry, grab my PISA bag and am on the road by 7:15AM.
I managed to get to work on time despite the late start. But I've missed my morning feeding and my morning pump. Typically, I only get 1 hour for lunch and do all my pumping in that hour. I usually get around 10-11 ounces. (I'm large busted so I have a large storage capacity.) So, I arrange to run down and pump at 10AM and I pump both breasts a total of 4 oz. Well, I find that I only brought two 5 oz. Medela bottles today (in my rush I didn't notice). So, I have a total of 6 ounces of storage for my lunch pump (which I will be doing moments from now), which will probably require 10-11 ounces. What to do? Here's my question:
I have a rubbermaid container in my desk that I've washed under scalding hot water. It has not been boiled or steamed for sterilization....is it safe for me to empty the 4 oz. I pumped earlier into this container so that my 2 bottles are empty and available for my lunch pump?