AMA MamaDS 7DD 5~ mmc 7.11.2018 @ 9w ~McKBaby#3 due 12.28.19
@anniemarie887 I used the Lansinoh Electric Double Smart Pump. I really, really wanted a closed system. I wish I had done a Spectra though (and I'm going to see if insurance will cover another one, even though it's been pretty recent that I got one). I've heard great things about the Spectra and it's another closed system.
I used disposable bags (Lansinoh), I would have had to buy a crap ton of reusable. I knew we would be trying to have a baby shortly and I can't breastfeed while pregnant (one of the meds I take you can't breastfeed with). So I stocked up as much as possible ahead of time so DS could continue to have some breastmilk. I probably had enough stock to give him 1-2 bottles of breastmilk for 5 months. I don't think I could have afforded reusable for that, nor would I have had room to store anything that wasn't flat.
there are ice cube trays that are 1 ounce...that's what I used when I made purees. But I would think dating would be an issue.
@k_mama91 there is an enzyme Lipase that can impact taste of milk, some women have more in their milk than others. It can cause stored milk to taste like metallic or sour. We did not have this issue but I know others who have. Scalding the milk before freezing/storing can help (and be a giant pain in the ass, I'm sure)