storing expressed milk - this is in the wrong bit, doh

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  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    a lactation consultant has advised my dr to prescribe me some indigestion tablets that increase your lactation.

    i'm going to have to store the milk, apparently there will be ALOT.

    i only have two bottles...:rofl:

    what shall i buy to store the milk in?

    (i'm going shopping NOW, mum is going to take me, OH has taken my car cos his has died:dohh:)
     
  2. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    i think you can buy special pouches Lansinoh makes some but i would imagine Mothercare probably do to....
     
  3. Emmea12uk

    Emmea12uk The Folic acid police!

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    i used tommie tippie bottles with lids. my doctor refused to prescribe me this:( so i dried up! good luck!
     
  4. ColtonsMom

    ColtonsMom Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they make little pouches. They also have trays you can easily store the pouches in to keep them organized by date, etc. which seems pretty handy.
     
  5. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    moved for you :D
     
  6. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    Yes, get the pouches. I really like the Lansinoh ones. They are factory sealed, and have a ziplock on them. Plus you can write the date on them, without worrying about punching a hole in the bag. And you can lay it down flat to freeze, and it makes it way easier to store!

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  7. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    i got some zipped plastic pouches from boots, £7.99 for 40!!

    i've also got the breast milk inducing tables that sound like the name of some champagne!!

    does anyone know how fast these tablets could take to work? (i haven't got the eecttric pump yet..)
     
  8. Ames

    Ames Mummy of 3 little men

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  9. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    Domperidone! No idea how long it takes to work, sorry...but that made me laugh! My friend was prescribed it when he was in hospital (to prevent nausea, not to induce lactation!) and that's exactly what I thought! x
     
  10. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    A slightly more useful post :rofl:...I found this:

     
  11. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie I adore my 3 children !!!

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    I was told to take this with my last baby.. I can't remember if it worked or not, as I gave up straight after. You can buy it over the counter if you can't get a prescription... It Motilium10. :hug:
    As for storing, you can store it in ice cube trays, and then transfer them to freezer bags when forzen. Means you can ust take out a block at a time to save wasting large amounts :D
     
  12. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    I use tuppaware containers lined with small plastic freezer bags, lol.
     
  13. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    i'm producing WAY more milk after the second dose of tablets!!! baby's much happier. not been able to get any pumped off with my tommee tippee hand pump. but i'm driving to chesterfield tomorrow to pick up the electric pump from the surestart centre (that means we have to be out of the house at 7m :()
     
  14. cparks1

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    This is all I use. I have dedicated a a spot in the freezer door for all my breast milk and I have it in date order (oldest to the newest). These bags are double zipper sealed and I love that you can write the date and how many ounzes are in the bag. Just make sure you know how many ounces are in there before you freeze.
     

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