freezer stash & other questions?

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Registered: 10-10-2008
freezer stash & other questions?
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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 2:11pm

I have about 175 oz currently in the freezer and by the time I start work in 2 weeks, I will probably have another 100 or so (I am freezing 6-8 ounces per day).


The earliest milk I have stored is from mid August, right now it is in the freezer of the refrigerator, but we shoudl be getting a deep freezer by the end of October after we make room for it in the basement.

TaShena (29) and Mark (33)
Mommy to Will (12)
Mikayla (9.5 months)

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Registered: 11-16-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 4:10pm

Spencer will most likely be able to answer all your questions and better than I can, but I'm going to hit the ones I can help you with!


Skipping one, because I'm not 100% sure


2. The appropriate age to introduce cows milk: There is no real appropriate age, but our peditrician suggests one year. I don't plan on introducing Pepper to cows milk until sometime after that though, as we struggled with my son with a milk allergy. Its something you should discuss with your peditrician, as some moms are more comfortable keeping their LO's on breastmilk as long as possible, others introduce it at one year with no difficulty.


3. My husband always uses the oldest milk first, as that is likely the first milk to go bad. We dont have a deep freezer though. It is very quick to thaw under the tap of warm water. It only takes about 2 minutes, and it warms the milk as well! (I freeze it in the amount that Pepper takes in a feeding.. 3-4oz

Melissa


pregnancy week by week


Mom of 2 with one on the way!


Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 4:32pm

Let's see how well I can answer these for you also from my experience:


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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 4:41pm

This link should help you out with an estimate calculation of what LO may need around 10 months if you quit BFing and go to exclusively bottle feeding pumped BM.


http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 6:24pm

Hi!!

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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