Daycare And Pumping

4 Replies
Heidi - January 25

Does anyone freeze milk for their daycare or do you take what you pumped the day before? I've been freezing it and taking out a week's worth to her and she thaws it as she needs it but I'm freezing what she's eating at daycare per day so I'm thinking maybe I should take the fresh stuff out instead and just keep two weeks worth in the freezer? This may be a pain in the ass more than anything though. What do you guys do? Today I took fresh stuff out for tomorrow's feedings and I put them in two 8 oz regular bottles that we don't use cus they're not the playtex nursers. Plus they leak. So I just use them for sending milk back and forth and she pours what she needs into the disposable deals with the playtex bottles.

 

mom42 - January 26

I saved up A LOT while I was home, so I am trying to get through the frozen and now an freezing the new stuff I pump every day. In your case, though, you might take hte fresh, since fresh is supposed to be better than frozen. I started out giving them a bag of frozen, then bringing fresh at lunchtime, so she had some of both. When I did take fresh, I put it into b___stmilk freezer bags. They don't leak and are disposable, so I din't have to worry about gettin them home every day and washing them out. Hope this is helpful.

 

Heidi - January 26

Thanks for the reply! I've been using the 8 oz bottles I got at my shower for taking them to her daycare. I just read yesterday that fresh was better also so today I took two 8.5 oz bottles with this morning from yesterday. I have tons of bottles so this way they get used. We ended up switching to the playtex nurser with disposable liners, or the daycare lady uses them and we do at home if she gets a bottle, which is rare. I nurse when I get home. I sent 10 bags of 8 oz frozen milk today to keep just in case she starts eating more than usual and I have 10 more bags in my freezer. I figure after I pump 16 oz for the day, anything else I'll freeze, plus freeze on the weekend. I gave her the older stuff when she started daycare two weeks ago so at least now I know the stuff she has in her freezer and mine is only a couple weeks old. The other stuff was 3 months old. It's a pain washing stuff after work but I have to wash my pump stuff anyway from work so I just do it all at the same time. Thanks for the reply!

 

Heidi - January 26

Oh yeah, I didn't mind freezing but those bags aren't cheap either and she goes through at least 10 bags a week if not more.

 

mom42 - January 26

I wash my pump every night, but I'm afrid the pump would somehow get left in the car, or something and those get stinky fast (I have an older daughter, too : ) That seems like it will work out great for you, though. I understand about the bags. I was so worried about it while I was on maternity leave that I was constantly comparing prices and finally bought LOTS on e-bay, so now it isn't a big deal to use them. Good luck!

 

ADD A COMMENT:


You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!


Already a member?
Please login below.





Forgot your password?
Need Help?