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    Question How to organize frozen milk

    I freeze my milk in Nuk (formerly Gerber) storage bags. With my older baby, I would put those bags in a larger ziploc bag - after freezing flat of course. I didn't really like that system, but couldn't think of anything better.

    How do you guys do it?
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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    I've got playtex dropin liners lined up in my freezer. That was my pump. I don't pump so often anymore tho... I can fill a few more liners, that's how many rings I have left.
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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    I have a long rectangular container (I think it was originally meant to hold ice) that I place the medela bags in. It keeps them organized and I don't have to worry about them falling everywhere. If you have the space you can do the same by getting a plastic rubbermaid container.
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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    I used to use Lansinoh bags, and I would put 10 together in a gallon-sized ziploc bag and the write the dates of the milk on the outside of the bag.
    Last edited by @llli*Samiha; February 24th, 2011 at 11:28 PM.
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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    I like to freeze a weeks work then add up the ozs and put in huge ziplock freezer bag. put the total ozs on front and go order use first, second third and so on. so whoever is getting it out knows which freezer bag to use first.
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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    I'm pretty low-tech. I would mark the date and amount on the bag and freeze them flat. Once they were frozen, I'd stand them up in a box, oldest bags in the front. That way, my husband would use the older stuff first and he didn't have to think.

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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    I put all the frozen bags into a larger zip top freezer bag and put the month and how many oz were in it.
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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Samiha View Post
    I used to use Lansinoh bags, and I would put 10 together in a gallon-sized ziploc bag and the write the dates of the milk on the outside of the bag.
    Yep, this is what I did too... and I froze them flat like shingles like the OP did.
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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    I actually store in bottles. I put the date on a sticky post its (some that are long, narrow, and pull off easily) or I have been using a piece of tape (with my first I used only masking tape with this baby I have used the post its and clear tape).

    I use a white container (actually from my lunch bag) to organize in the freezer. Since the container is tall I put the oldest in the top and newest in the top.

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    Default Re: How to organize frozen milk

    What I found to work the best was to freeze them flat, then stack in a gift bag. The standard size ones perfectly fit the lansinoh bags. I would write the dates for the milk on a piece of masking tape on one side of the bag, so it was easy to see which to use first. You can then cut a slit towards the bottom of the bag so that you can easily pull out the oldest milk first. I tried ziploc bags and just standing up in tupperware containers but I could neatly store much more milk using the gift bag method.

    (BTW I didn't come up with this, I think I found it on an old thread when I had been wondering the very same thing )

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