Storing breastmilk

  • Breast milk can take up a ton of freezer space. It can also be hard to keep up with which milk to use next. This is the best way I’ve found to store breast milk. Take a small gift bag and cut a slit large enough for a bag of breast milk to slide through in the bottom on one of the shorter sides. Put milk in storage bag, date it, and lay it flat. When you need a bag, pull it out from the hole you cut. This way, you will always be getting the milk you need to use next and saving lots of space. Milk also thaws quicker when frozen flat, which is wonderful when you have a hungry baby to feed. Share your ideas for storing breast milk.

  • That is a really good idea. I have been trying to figure out a good way to store milk in the freezer. I didn't even think of that. I will have to try it with the new comer in the spring. Thanks for the idea.Yes

  • Wow! That's a great idea BabyNurse3 Idea!! Do you know if it will work for cow's milk too (I'm not sure if they freeze differently)?

    On the occasion we travel somewhere it usually ends up we have just bought a new gallon of milk for our daughter and putting it in the freezer means it'll be a week thawing in the fridge before she can drink from it again. I'd love to be able to use this method to just pop it back out a little before needed and fill her sippy cup. Thanks!

  • I imagine so Strongdad. The only thing I have read about freezing cow's milk is that it changes the texture a little bit. So if the texture works out fine for you then this would definitely help you out some. I wish I could remember where I got this idea from originally, because it worked so well for us.