View Poll Results: What should I do with the milk
feed it to her.. it won't hurt it's been in the freezer! 21 27.27%
Feed it to my 3 year old at least someone can profit from it 13 16.88%
find some other use for it.. ?? 7 9.09%
Toss it! 36 46.75%
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:45 AM   #1
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What shoud I do with the milk???

Okay so like a year ago when DD was born a friend told me that she knows someone who "tests" breastmilk from a pharmacutical company. They pay 25 dollars for 4-8 oz she wasn't sure. Anyhow I saved the stuff for the company in plastic bags and the bm for baby in bottles.. I'm just crazy like that.. Anyhow she wouldn't give me the direct number Even though I asked more than once. She once told me I should still save it as it's "good" with the company for 3 years. The company hasn't contacted me.. she isn't really around anymore so I highly doubt I'll ever get to "sell" it..So some of this milk is almost a year old now.. and I'm frusterated. I don't want to take up space in my freezer.. shoud I toss it?? use it?? wwyd??

(ps the idea of tossing it makes me want to cry for hours pumping is hard annoying frusterating work esp when you have to do it at work!!! )

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I would definitely toss it. I wouldn't give my LO's milk that has been sitting in the freezer for a year.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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If it's in the bottom of the deep freeze I would try using it, testing it mysefl to make sure it's not freezer burnt or gone bad. But if in a fridge freezer or close to the opening of the deep freeze I ouwld toss it. Donation companies will only take milk pumped after being accepted for donations I think? And not a year old either, only up to 3-6 months old I think?
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:52 AM   #4
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to clarify it was in deep freeze.. never taken out.. and not all of it is a year old just some..
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:23 AM   #5
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Re: What shoud I do with the milk???

I say give it to the kids. The wic pamphlet I got says deep freeze milk is ok for 12 months.
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All of my paperwork says 6 months "expiration date" for deep freeze Mama
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:51 AM   #7
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I say give it to the kids. The wic pamphlet I got says deep freeze milk is ok for 12 months.
Thats funy I have a magnet in front of me from wic that says 6 months after thawed do not refreeze. store in clean bottles or double-bagged freezer bags.
There is an 800 number on the magnet to call for breastfeeding help.

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Old 11-17-2007, 07:13 AM   #8
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Re: What shoud I do with the milk???

Everything I've read says if the milk is bad you'll know it by smelling/tasting it. I say thaw some and see how it smells. If it has no odor it should be fine to give to the kiddos.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:22 AM   #9
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My pamphlet says 6 months expiration. . . hopefully you can salvage some of it!
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:26 AM   #10
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try it yourself...you'll be able to taste if it's bad
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