Hi, This may sound like a stupid question but how do you store EBM in the freezer? I know you can store it in sterilised bottles or special breastmilk bags, but can you store it in normal freezer bags? If so, do you need to sterilise them first? Even if new? It seems rather expensive to purchase special bags for EBM - is the benefit just the scale on the bags? Can you freeze it in ice cube trays and then store in bags? Apologies if this is obvious, but I worry about doing something wrong and making my baby ill. Thanks!
Boots sell pre sterilised milk bags that can be used in the freezer. Please don't use an ice cube tray, a) the milk can get freezer burn (where the freezer robs it of moisture), b) they aren't sterile, & c) some ice cube trays contain BPA apparently.
Proper milk bags much better IMHO. If you're going to the trouble of expressing & freezing the milk, why would you risk it not being as safe & perfect as possible?
Boots' bags are fine but price has just gone up. Ditto home bargains suggestion. Alternatively why not buy some containers designed for sterilisation and reuse, Avent sell some. They fit with an Avent pump but can be used independently. Normal food bags not strong or sterile enough in my opinion. If using bags don't forget to try to remove as much air from bag as possible, and freeze lying flat as most space efficient. Good luck!