Zeeka has been eating a lot of solids already and in the evening, she already sleeps for a really long time. With this, I need to express breastmilk already and store it. Right now, I have 15 breastmilk storage bags of 5 oz in my freezer. I think, this is just the right amount. That’s a total of 75 ounces. I think it’s a lot already but I really want to store this much. I guess it’s because I was traumatized when I had dengue and I didn’t have enough for Zeeka.
For storage bags, I have tried three brands but I stuck to just these two for reasons that I will enumerate later on. Okay, what I use are actually both the storage bags and the plastic, washable containers. I use the breastmilk storage bags for milk that I keep for Zeeka to drink in the future. She has this habit of drinking more milk in the evening before sleeping. Also, I’m always out for meetings, so when I’m out, yaya can just give her milk from the freezer (although this happens rarely since she is always with me). At home, she drinks directly from me, but sometimes (since she’s so takaw) she still wants to drink from the bottle after. This is the milk that I give her. I don’t use the plastic storage cups for that since we have a small freezer and the bags occupy less space.
For the plastic storage containers, I use the thin 2.5 ounces storage cups of Medela. This is what I use to store milk in 1.5 ounces that I use for Zeeka’s solid food. I mix breast milk with solid food, so I still use these. I keep around 4 containers of this for easy thawing.
Basically, the two brands that I use are Orange & Peach Breastmilk Storage Bags and the Unimom TS Breastmilk Storage Bags.
The Orange & Peach Breastmilk Storage Bag
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With limited space in my freezer, it is really beneficial to have bags that are flat. You can place one on top of the other. With this you can store more milk.
What I also love about the Orange & Peach breastmilk storage bag is that it has a double zipper lock. My greatest fear is spilling and spoiling breastmilk and I do cry over spilt milk. I know you mommies can attest to this. This is really liquid gold and we will do everything we can to keep it fresh. For me, having a double zipper lock means added protection againts spilling and spoilage. I’d rather be safe than sorry!
A box contains 25 bags and it is being sold for Php 385 at Babiestotoddlers.com.
The Unimom TS Breastmilk Storage Bags
Why do I love Unimom’s TS Breastmilk Storage Bag?
Who could resist the state-of-the-art indicator at the upper right hand corner of the bag? If you are like me, always worried about the temperature of your freezer — always blabbering about these: “Is the milk frozen already?” or “Did the brownout thaw out the milk?” etc., then all you have to do is get this Unimom TS Breastmilk Storage Bag. The indicator will tell you if the milk is frozen ready or hot. If the indicator is blue (like in the picture shown above, then it is frozen). If it turns white, it means that the milk is hot.
A box has 20 bags inside. For more details on the product, please visit https://www.facebook.com/UnimomPH
So these are the two brands of breastmilk storage bags that I usually buy. How about you? What do you use at home?
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