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Large supply of milk in my freezer about to "expire"

My LO is a big fan of reverse cycling, so I spent a couple months when he was 4ish months old (last September/October) producing at least an extra 5-10oz/day.  These days (he's almost 9 months old), he eats 10oz/day at daycare, and I've reduced my pumping to where I manage to just have an extra 5-10oz/week.  

I've been sending frozen milk in on Mondays, and fresh the rest of the week, but I've realized that I have a huge stash that's going to be hitting the 6 month mark starting next week.  I know it won't magically go bad overnight, but I also know that at the rate of 10oz/week rotation, I'm not going to get through it all.  WWYD?

The only options I can think of so far as as follows:
1) Maybe buy a deep freezer?  Is it too late to stick it in there and prolong its life?
2) Start giving LO cups of BM with his solids (we're practicing open cups), and then be totally okay with the spillage because I have too much anyway.
3) Make some baby ice cream with it?
4) ..... ?????
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Re: Large supply of milk in my freezer about to "expire"

  • i know it's a pain, but can you freeze everything that you're pumping and give him all frozen milk for a couple of weeks? would that use up enough?

    i'm sure if you put it in an open cup it will ALL get spilled. (but if you're okay with that, it would use it up!)

    i second human milk 4 human babies as an option, though- they have community pages on facebook where you can offer up milk. i'm sure you would find someone who wanted it.
    musicalsilverkmc84krazyinsane[Deleted User]
  • Thanks ladies!  I'll try rotating more often next week and see how that dents the supply.  If there's still too much, I'll definitely look into human milk 4 human babies!
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  • As others have suggested - give your LO all frozen milk now and freeze the fresh ones.  I never had a huge stash but I SAH and EBF, so my small stash was about to expire.  I ended up using the BM to make oatmeal for DS.  I'm sure there are other ways you can use BM in foods, like muffins or pancakes!
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  • AmyG* said:

    I would send at least half frozen to day care each day to rotate faster.

    use frozen in making solids like as the liquid to make oatmeal

    open cup, or sipper cup with solids

    you can serve breastmilk slushies as the temperatures heat up

    or make ice cream

    or make breastmilk butter

    or make breastmilk soap

     


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    AmyG* said:

    I would send at least half frozen to day care each day to rotate faster.

    use frozen in making solids like as the liquid to make oatmeal

    open cup, or sipper cup with solids

    you can serve breastmilk slushies as the temperatures heat up

    or make ice cream

    or make breastmilk butter

    or make breastmilk soap

     

    @AmyG* maybe I'm sleep deprived and missing the sarcasm but can you really make breast milk butter????

    ETA I forgot to put the * in @AmyG*
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