Calling all mommies.. I need help / suggestions / opinions on milk storage bags :) As some of you might know, I’m going back to work soon, insyaAllah.. and I still insist on giving Bella my breastmilk to mixed with food once I start weaning her.. My reasons are simple.. Breastmilk is FREE :D It comes in cute ‘packaging’ and it is ever ready!! ;) So, I have started pumping out my milk to keep in deep freezer.. As a simple guidelines, I follow Rules of 3..
3 hours – if left in room temperature (19-22’C)
3 days – if left in refrigerator (0 – 4 ‘C)
3 months – if left in freezer (up to minus 18’C)
6 months – if left in deep freezer ( up to minus 20’C) That’s quite easy to remember, right..
Ok, back to the subject, I’m still looking for my ideal milk storage bag.. So far I have tried 2 brands.. 1) LANSINOH and 2) Medela
I kinda like this LANSINOH because it is huge!! Marked capacity on the bag is 6oz (180ml) but it has a lot more storage area above it. This is because the milk will expand after frozen.. Maybe you can put up to 8-9oz per bag.. and besides, it has 2 zipper mechanism to prevent the milk from spilling. It is quite safe if you keep the milk bag in your handbag after pumping at work place.. Owh, and it’s written on the bag.. “My Mommy’s Milk”.. how cute :)
This is Medela’s storage bag.. I’m not really a big fan of this bag because it is relatively small. Maximum capacity is only 5oz a written on the bag.. and that little space above it is just nice for the milk to expand during freezing.. and the material is quite hard, it doesn’t bend or fold easily makes it feels fragile. The only comes with single zipper mechanism.. If didn’t zipped it properly, that’s it.. it’s just gonna spill.. There goes your liquid gold :'( The good this about this bag is it is attachable to your breast pump because of the extra hole made for it.. It is not in this picture because I threw it away. I use milk bottle to attached to my breast pump (coz it comes with the breast pump.. duhh)
I haven’t tried any other brand yet because I still have about 10 of Medela bags.. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to drop your comments.. Thank you mommies :)
Have a good day everyone!!