Building a stockpile...

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2013
Building a stockpile...
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:37pm

FTM and I am currently exclusively pumping, wondering how everyone would suggest building a supply in the freezer.  I pump every 2-3 hours, producing on average 3-4 oz each time.  I have about 8 feedings bottled in the fridge and 15 feedings in the freezer, everything I pump now is going to just maintaining the supply in the fridge.  Should I cut down on my supply in the fridge or do I already have enough in the freezer?  My son is 3 weeks old and I am a SAHM, just want to make sure I am producing and storing enough to keep him satisfied :)  

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 2:02pm

Keep pumping every 2-3 hours and you should have no problem building a supply.  I have been Eping for 7 weeks now and I have more than 1200 oz in our deep freezer.  Not sure if this will help you, but here's what I do: I keep 6 bottles ready in the fridge (5.5-6 oz each), plus an extra 8 oz emergency milk.  Everything else gets frozen for later.