What to do with freezer stash?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2008
What to do with freezer stash?
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 7:26am

I haven't contributed to my freezer stash since early January ever since my friend said that I should avoid freezing the milk if I know the milk can be consumed within 5 days (which it can and is).


My question now is...as the oldest of my freezer stash is about 3 months old, what should I do?

 
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 12:41pm

Unless you think for some reason that the milk is bad, there is no reason at all to thaw and throw it away!

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-02-2006
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 8:48pm

The type of freezer does matter :)

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2008
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 9:43pm
Thanks, ladies!!!
 
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-27-2008
Thu, 02-25-2010 - 1:51pm

I would rotate your stash as well. You say that you LO eats what you produce withing 5 days (meaning none leftover to freeze?).

The reason I would start to rotate (even though it is still within the time frame) is because you don't know if you are one of the people that has a lipase issue. I have known lots of people on the EP board that had to chuck ENORMOUS freezer stashes because their baby would not eat the frozen (tastes similar to vomit). The longer it goes in the freezer the more you milk has time to transform.

Go ahead and thaw a bag and mix it in or feed it strait up. Test the waters now BEFORE you need it. If you have the lipase issue, then you will need to scald the milk for your future frozen needs.