Bags leaking!

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Registered: 08-06-2011
Bags leaking!
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 5:04am
I'm using the lansinoh bags to freeze my milk and the last few I've taken from the freezer have leaked and I've lost a good couple of ounces each time! I'm so upset about this because o thought these were some of the best bags and I have so much frozen already... Anyone have any solutions to not loose the milk while thawing and or what other methods do you have to store milk? Thank you
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Registered: 03-29-2010
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 9:24am

I place each bag within a ziplock bag prior to thawing. That way I catch some of the lost milk if there was a leak.

~~Torri, Xander 10/20/05, Sebastian 10/07/09 and Baby Surprise coming August 2011

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 8:38pm
I did something similar to the previous poster--I would thaw the bags in a tupperware, which would catch any leaky milk. That said, I only had about 4 leaky lansinoh bags over an entire year, during which I used many, many bags. Could you have gotten a bad batch? Could they have been dropped? The four of mine that leaked had all been dropped (I would put a big X on them with a sharpie after I dropped them so I would know to thaw them in a tupperware). Our small freezer was stuffed, so sometimes some fell out when I opened the door. Some people use the ice cube tray freezing system (special 1 ounce cube trays for bm) and then put them in ziplocs. I tried the medela bags and hated them, so I wouldn't recommend those.