Yes. If you are producing a lot more milk than your baby needs then deep freezing makes sense. Breast milk is good for 1-2 months in a regular freezer and is best stored in the back of the freezer. In a deep freezer, the molk can last longer, up to 3-6 months. Don't forget to label each bag or bottle with the pumped date and try to use the oldest bottles first.
Yes. Well, it depends on your supply and if you can use it later. Breast milk has a shelf life, and deep freezing can extend that by months. If you have designs to give breast milk until 1 year of life, deep freezing while milk supply is strong can enable you to give breast milk even if after several months the supply begins to dwindle. Some women find this happens no matter what, and freezing helps.
Yes. You can freeze your freshly pumped breastmilk for up to 3 months. It is best to keep it the back of your freezer to keep it very cold. Some report that if you have a separate deep freezer you may even keep it for longer.
Yes. Breast milk can stay for up to 6 months in the back of the freezer or in a deep freeze with a consistent temperature. Avoid keeping it in the door of the freezer as the temperature increases each time the freezer door opens. To defrost the breast milk, leave it in the refrigerator for a day before you plan on using it.
Frozen breastmilk. Frozen breast milk is good for 3-4 months. Label by date your breast milk pouch. Keep in the rear of your freezer. Defrost via putting in cool water bath. Do not microwave as that will denature the proteins/antibodies in the breast milk.
No. It will stay in the frozen milk - better to pump and discard while using.
I am 36 weeks what would happen if I started pumping my breast now & am I able to freeze the breast milk or colostrum that comes out?
Not a good idea. Stimulating your breasts with a pump may cause preterm contractions. This is a bad idea. You will have plenty of time to pump after the baby is born.
Bad idea. This can trigger contractions. Not a good idea. Avoid until the baby is out.
Yes you can. Apparently if you do it properly you can ship it. If frozen you can keep it frozen with dry ice or if you want it refrigerated use gel packs. Ship it overnight with one of the express carriers and make sure they are aware of the contents.
Dry ice. You can consider sending frozen breast milk on dry ice, but you will need help finding it.
3 main plans. Some prefer a quick method, bind up with super sized ace wrap & or pre-pregnancy bra & stop all feeds. You are miserable for a while but it works. Some drop one feeding a day until their supply drops off. Some use the baby or a breast pump to soften the the breast when it gets painful but but only enough to release the pressure while supplementing baby for the rest of the feeding.