stressed about using frozen stash!!! please help :)
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|Wed, 11-09-2011 - 2:53pm|
i'm sorry if this has been answered before, but i can't find time to sift through all the info on this great forum!!
i am in the process of weaning and will have to start using my freezer stash soon. as i understand it, the milk is good for 36 hours once removed from the freezer -- is this from the time i take it out? so if i remove a bag at 9pm on a monday night then it's good till 9am wednesday morning? or do i start counting once the milk is thawed? which seems tricky cuz how do i keep track of when its actually thawed and what's considered thawed -- totally liquid or half frozen and slushy??? and once its thawed completely and ready to drink, how long is it ok out of the fridge? so if i have a bottle of thawed milk that i take out of the fridge at 9am and DD isn't due to eat till noon, can the bottle sit in the diaper bag till noon or do i need to keep it cool with an ice pack? sorry if all these scenarios are confusing, but i am super anxious about how this is all going to work!!! right now it honestly seems easier just to pump and feed her fresh stuff, even if that means pumping in public! but i have a chest freezer (love that its called a 'chest' freezer!!) full of milk and i can't stand the thought of any of it going to waste!!
thank you all in advance! xo