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March 1st, 2013, 09:33 PM
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I read the websites (LLL, KellyMom, etc.) but I still find I have more questions and sometimes reading stuff there raises even more questions.

Offering both breasts in one feeding - do you normally do that? Unless I'm having milk supply issues I never find she drains one side. I think I have offered the other side about half a dozen times and that was always when she was cluster feeding.

Milk storage - I don't have a huge stash like some of you but I do have a fair bit of milk in the freezer. I've read that your milk changes nutrition wise as your LO grows, does that mean you should only give them current milk? The guidelines seem to be 6 to 12 months max in the freezer but do I really want to feed a 1 year old milk I produced when she was a newborn?

Any advice would be appreciated
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March 2nd, 2013, 03:50 AM
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I don't offer both sides, but I let her nurse till she's done & she usually gets multiple letdowns when napping bc she comfort nurses.

I rotate my freezer stash. For daycare, the first day will be all stash. The rest of the time I'll use what I pumped the previous day & incorporate a bottle from the freezer stash. I want to make sure she's getting passed my current antibodies. Some people pump & freeze the current day and use all freezer milk to rotate. I view freezer stash as emergency milk.
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March 2nd, 2013, 08:28 PM
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I only do one side per feeding.

I don't have a stash, so I can't really answer that. I'd think you should always use the oldest milk first.

Mom to Norah (12/5/2012), Stella (5), Elly (7), and Nick (12)

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March 4th, 2013, 08:11 AM
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I have a huge freezer stash and I make sure everything is labeled and use oldest first. My mom watches Cam during the week, so she uses the freezer stash while watching her and then I do fresh when she is at home with me. It keeps her freezer stash from getting too old and I know she is getting current milk to.

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