frozen milk won't thaw in fridge!

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Registered: 06-20-2012
frozen milk won't thaw in fridge!
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Wed, 12-26-2012 - 10:51am

My babe is almost 8 months old now and I'm beginning to stop pumping b/c I have nearly 4,000 oz in the freezer to use up! No joke! So we're starting to use some freezer supply, but I can't get it to thaw in the fridge. In a perfect world, I'd get out her days supply the night before, let it thaw in the fridge over night and then make up the bottles in the morning, that doesn't work b/c they are still frozen solid! 

So, what's the best way to thaw frozen bm??? 

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 11:55am

Hi there,

I did a little search and this is what I found:

http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/

This article says to let it thaw in the fridge for at least 12 hours before use.  Are you leaving it in the fridge for that long?  It also says you can thaw it by running water over the milk, starting with colder water and gradually increasing the temperature.

Good luck and I hope you find a solution that works for you!

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Registered: 06-20-2012
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 3:37pm

We do leave it in the fridge for 12 hours...and it still is frozen solid. I wonder if it's b/c they are 6oz milk bags instead of 3-4oz?? I guess we're just going to have to run it under water to thaw it further. 

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Registered: 11-03-2010
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 1:31am

We have 10 ozs in bags and it takes about 18 hours to get to a pouring point, though still slushy.  What part of the fridge are you using.  I use a door shelf, which is supposed to be the warmest part of the fridge.