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freezing breast milk

What's a good time or amount to start freezing your milk
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After you give birth freeze as much as you can/want.
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Cause right now I have about maybe 10 oz
And my baby is barley a week old so she only eats about 3 oz
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I think the more you freeze the better.
I'm planning on freezing as much as I can so I can give my baby breast milk even after our baby's teeth develop.
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Look at the La Leche League website, it's very helpful.  With a deep freezer you can freeze for 3 to 6 months. It's best to freeze in milk bags or glass jars with fitted tops. In a regular freezer with separate doors from your fridge you can freezer for up to 3 months. And if your freezer door is the same door as the fridge it's only good to store for up to 2 wks.
The website for LLLI,  is very helpful they even give you hours on how long you can use your breast milk if you keep it at room temp. Which is 6 to 8 hrs. Or if you keep in the fridge. So i suggest to look up the site and i think you'll find it very helpful for what you are looking into.
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Thank you guys for helping me
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I used to fill a bag, put in the fridge, then when I filled another bag, I would put that one in the fridge and move the first bag to the freezer...always leaving one bag ready for emergency purposes, while stocking up.
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