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Hey ladies, those of you who are breastfeeding, have you started freezing your breastmilk? When did you start? Baby is now eating less and I have enough in the fridge, he still gets all his feedings straight from my breast, but I have noticed that in the last two days he's eating less (no bottle, no pacifier, he's not taking anything else) anyways, he's only 12 days old and I feel it's two to start freezing?? With DD I think I started when she was 2 months old... input?
DD born in September 2011
Baby due in May 2013
I was 3 weeks when I started pumping and was freezing right away. I didn't plan on using the milk at the time, but I wanted to have some stored for when I went back to work. I have about 30 oz or so frozen. Since its good for 6 months I'm just leaving that there for emergencies and keeping a couple of bottles in the fridge for if I have to work or DH or my mom has her for whatever reason.
I had to pump when Remy was 4 days old because he was in the hospital for 2 days. I pump every once in a while like if I am leaving the house and know I am going somewhere I cant breastfeed and bring the milk I pump with me in a bottle because I just learned breast milk just pumped is good at room temperature up to 6 hours! I would like to start adding to the small collection I have in the freezer. I was thinking of pumping everynight before bed after baby's feeding to help get a collection.
I probably have about 10 feedings frozen right now. It's nice to know it's there so I can leave him with my mom or hubby when needed. He usually eats on one side at a time so I'll pump and freeze the other side if I can.
Melissa, Mommy to Grady James, 4-4-13
I'm going to be out of town all day Saturday so I've been pumping and freezing for while I'm gone. I think there are five 6 oz bags in there now and there will be a 6th once I pump this morning. I don't think you can have too big of a stash. It was so nice to not have to worry about having enough once I went back to work. I ended donating about 100 6 oz bags to another mom once Natalie stopped nursing. I couldn't bring myself to throw it all away so I'm glad I found a good home.