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babylove_browneyes 05-19-2012 06:51 PM

Milk storage help!!
Ok I'm broke and out of breast milk storage bags!! I don't get paid till Monday!!! I'm like super broke so I can't get them at the store right now. And I have to pump like have to have to right now cuz I work full time. Can I use ziplock baggies? Or can anyone suggest anything that's easy to transport and that is commonly found around the house

hockeywoman 05-19-2012 07:10 PM

Re: Milk storage help!!
Can you pump directly into your bottles, then store excess milk temporarily in the fridge in any food safe containers?

sassym 05-19-2012 07:16 PM

Re: Milk storage help!!
Call your local hospital, they should be able to help you out =)

ofthemoonsglow 05-19-2012 07:17 PM

Re: Milk storage help!!
maybe glass jars?? like canning jars?
bottles with lids?
glass baby food jars?

AcrossTheUniverse 05-19-2012 07:23 PM

Re: Milk storage help!!
Ice cube tray?

babylove_browneyes 05-19-2012 08:45 PM

I don't have any jars and I only own one bottle currently because I just moved and I'm tearing the place apart looking for the rest. Ice cube trays would be too messy to transport from work. I didn't think about asking the local hospital though I'll have to do that.

leila03ash 05-21-2012 08:59 AM

If you are storing in the fridge and not freezing, I personally would store in anything that is food safe. Zip lock bags, jars, heck even thermos. That's just me though, I'm not saying it is the right thing to do or safe. ;)

pharmmama 05-21-2012 09:22 AM

Re: Milk storage help!!
You can store in anything food safe and clean. It's not ideal, but it will work for the time being. You're only other option would be to dump it, and that stinks to put in a lot of hard work just to pour it down the drain.

lilmomma83 05-21-2012 08:38 PM

Re: Milk storage help!!
When I was desperate at work once I grabbed some water bottles out of the recycling can, washed them and stored my milk in them for the day lol...yes, you can use anything food safe in a pinch :-)

sassym 06-01-2012 10:03 AM

Re: Milk storage help!!
are you in need of bottles? I have some playtex drop in's that I can send you if you need. You would just have to buy new nipples for them.

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