Can you freeze expressed milk in a bottle?

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  1. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member

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    I am expressing milk and Imogen has been taking it from the Tommee Tippee bottles every few days (just one feed and 2oz at most) We are well pleased. I am keen to explore freezing milk so we have a back up of milk for OH and my mum to use if they need to look after Imogen in the future. Can I freeze the milk that I have expressed in the TT bottle straight to the freezer? I have a lid to put on the bottle (may need to purchase more as the other TT bottles I bought do not have flat lids, only lids to go over teats).

    I have looked up on net and can;t find a definitive answer.

    Thanks.

    BF x
     
  2. valentine

    valentine Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure you can, but not sure you can't either - I've never tried. Why not just freeze it in the b/milk freezer bags? It takes no time to pop it into the steralised bottle once defrosted.

    I'm pleased expressing is going well.

    Valentine Xxx
     
  3. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... seems to be a mystery...How do I get milk into bag from pump?

    Do I just pour it from the bottle which I express into attached to pump?
     
  4. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    That's what I do... express into bottle attached to pump, pour into freezer bag, and put one of those clip things on. Then defrost it in a bowl of hot water/fridge and pour back into bottle when you need it.
     
  5. valentine

    valentine Well-Known Member

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    Ditto - easy peasy. Just pour from bottle (use a funnel, if you think it'll go everywhere!)

    I'd be scared of freezing it in the bottle, just in case!

    Valentine Xxx
     
  6. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    If you have an advent pump you can buy breast pump bags from mothercare and just express straight into the bag... they come with funky clips... :) although freezer bags are cheaper... the express bags have measures on the side... But I used to freeze my boob milk in bottles sometimes... depended how lazy i was being.. :rotfl: If you do it to much though the bottle will crack. :roll:
     

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