Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today I rearranged our deep freeze because it was overflowing. While doing so, I took a count of how many bags of breastmilk I have frozen. In the past 6 weeks and 6 days, Liam has eaten so much that everyone who sees him comments on how chubby he's starting to get. But I have also managed to freeze 95 bags of breastmilk, each 6 ounces.

95 bottles of milk in the freezer, 95 bottles of milk, take one out and feed the boy, 94 bottles of milk in the freezer....

Yeah, that's a lot. Moo.


Melissa said...

If you think you might not need it all, maybe you could consider donating it? I think there is a donation center in Indianapolis somewhere. I looked into donating myself but got too daunted by the fact that there was nowhere for me to donate locally (Indianapolis is the closest place) and you have to have 100 oz I think (that would require a super-human effort for me to store that much!!)

Way to go on the milk production!!

Andrea said...

Wow, color me impressed! You know, I have heard that breastmilk can last like 6-9 months in the deep freezer. Keep storing it up and you might be able to stop pumping at 6 months but continue to give him breastmilk until 1 year!

BTW, I don't have any breastmilk in the freezer to show off, but I'd be happy to moo with you if it makes you feel better. ;)

amypfan said...

Andrea - That's the plan! The sooner I can quit this regime, the better.

Melissa - Yes, have thought about it. Hoping to stockpile for Liam, but if there is any left over after that, yes, absolutely.

Eric said...

Wow, no wonder you've lost your pregnancy weight -- you burned more than 11,000 calories just stocking your freezer.

Christianne said...

Woohoo! Way to go! One piece of advice from another "pumping pro" -- he won't always be drinking 6 ounces at a time, so you might want to "vary" your bags and put together a few 4 ounce bags. Frozen milk only lasts 24 hours, so if you only have six ounce bags but need eight ounces of milk for a bottle when he's older, it can be hard to keep track of what-was-defrosted-when if he doesn't drink all of the milk you defrost immediately.

Good job!