One to three months in a freezer compartment of a frig.
2-6 months in a deep freeze, chest style freezer.
I am assuming it would smell bad if it was too old.
I personally never froze any for longer than 3 weeks.
Here in the UK, advise says 3 months.
I used to use mine up well before than though! I wasn't great with a breast pump...lol
This is what La Leche League recomend:
This information is based on current research and applies to mothers who:
have healthy, full-term babies;
are storing their milk for home use (as opposed to hospital use);
wash their hands before expressing;
use containers that have been washed in hot, soapy water and rinsed.
All milk should be dated before storing.
Storing milk in 2-4 ounce amounts may reduce waste. Refrigerated milk has more anti-infective properties than frozen milk. Cool milk in refrigerator before adding to frozen milk.
Human milk can be stored
at room temperature (66-72
thank you so much! i am trying to make plans/figure out what i'm going to do once this little one if born...and it was suggested that i try to pump extra and freeze it for when i go back to work.