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When you pump for next day, do you store milk in pump bottles or breastmilk bags?

Anonymous

While at work, is what I mean. I use pump bottles and then pour into baby bottles when I get home. Then any extra milk during the week I put into bags and freeze. Just wondering if it’s worth the extra time/money? I’ve only returned to work for 3 weeks now. The washing and drying and packing of pump parts and pouring and measuring of milk each day is getting annoying lol

  • B
    Oct 09

    I pump straight into the bottles my baby used. One less thing to wash.

  • Lisa
    Oct 09

    I let everything air dry, one less step, I have pumped exclusively for 7 months and have a freezer full to last put the year by doing just like you do. I pump into bottles, fill her bottles from the pump bottles and the extra has been frozen into bags and stored in deep freeze up to a year. Stuff in the fridge I try to use within the week.

  • Stephanie
    Oct 09

    Pump into bottles. Also, if you’re pumping more than once a day you can refrigerate your pumping parts and only clean them once per day

  • Priscilla
    Oct 09

    The lansinoh milk bags now come with a free attachment in the box that allows you to pump straight into the bag! It’s awesome I love it. Saves you from washing the pump bottle and I feel like the bag warms up faster in the hot water bath than the bottles.

  • Clarissa
    Oct 10

    Breastmilk bags is easier to store and there are ways to have it straight from pump to bags. E.g. medela pump bags with adapter.

  • Yasmeen
    Oct 10

    I use The Kiinde Twist Set. The bags have screw on caps and they just snap onto the nipple, no milk transfer. I love them!