Why didn’t I think of this before?!?
I’ve been using the Lansinoh breast milk storage bags to freeze T’s milk for when I go back to work. They work great, have a double zipper seal so I’m not nervous about losing the milk to a spill, and they lay flat in the freezer. They’re fairly reasonably priced ($9.99 for 50 at Target), and I was given 2 packages at my baby shower. I recently bought a box because I had used all of the ones I had been given.
I may be a little late to the game here, but… I recently discovered these. I know, I know… why not just buy a regular .99 cent ice cube trays and store the milk in those. Well, if you’ve ever spent a painstaking twenty minutes in order to pump a mere 2 oz, then you know exactly why. If I put my milk in an ice cube tray and it spilled in the freezer, I’d cry. Seriously. It would be a big time, melt-down, totally-losing-it kind of cry. Yes, I know I can always make more… but it’s a LOT of work to pump, and I don’t just love doing it. The thought of wasting any is enough to drive me to tears. These breast milk trays have lids on them to protect the milk from freezer burn (although, if you read the reviews, they are not recommended for long-term freezer storage. The lids are not airtight.), and they are premeasured so that each cube is 1 oz. PERFECT!
I’m ordering these now. They’re definitely more economical, and having the milk frozen in smaller quantities will be nice too… I’ll let you know if they are worth it.