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    Storing Breast Milk: How to Freeze and Thaw | CloudMom

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    I thought you shouldn’t overfill the bag because the breast milk expands when it freezes. Further, I have found when breast milk is caught in the bag zipper, it can freeze, expand and then the milk leaks when it defrosts. I had to waste breast milk once because of this!


    In one of your videos I saw that you had pumped a bottle throughout the day before filling into a bag. How do you do this? Currently I’m pumping but am only able to get about 2-4 ounces each time but would like to store 5-6 in a bag. Can I put the pumped milk in the fridge until the next time in about three hours, then combine into one bag and freeze? Not sure if that makes sense…

    Melissa Lawrence

    Yes!!! YOu can actually store up the milk during the day and freeze it once at the end of the day. Or, when you hit 5-6 ounces, freeze it then. Best thing to do is freeze it fresh, so it’s good, but you 100% can wait until you have enough for one bag, which is what I did! xo M