new brand of break milk bags are giving away free samples.
Here is the link: http://www.choosehoneysuckle.com/Contact_Us.html
says to like them on FB, but i didnt. we will see. they are supposed to be of better quality than Lansiloh (sp?).
Thought you were like to try them out. We all love free stuff, right ?
Thanks for sharing.
Hey this is a silly thought but this thread made it pop in to my head...breastmilk bags cost about any where from like $6 to $11 for only 25 bags.
What if we just used zip loc type of baggies? Where you can get like 50-100 baggies for just a couple bucks? Granted they don't have the oz's written on them but if its that important to know the oz's you could just measure the milk in a bottle first, write the oz's on the baggie and then pour the milk in.
I plan on pumping more this time around, in case I want to go out or let DH feed him, etc..
They'd be used for just the home or maybe an occasional sitter like my sister..
so, would it be silly of me to put milk in zip loc baggies?? lol.
OK...I googled, and some say the zip loc bags are not as sterile as the BM bags, and that maybe they contain differnt possibly harmful chemicals (if thats the case, then why do us grown ups eat food from these bags?? lol not sure if that one is true.)
anyways, I suppose the sterile thing makes the most sense. I don't want to put my babies milk in something not sterile.
What do you think? lol
Last edited by MelissaLynn13; 07-29-2011 at 10:01 PM.
I think the bags specifically for milk storage are sterilized. I know the Lansinoh bags are pretty thick to prevent tears and contaminating the milk inside! I wish I could find more coupons for the Lansinoh bags! Last time I bought breast pads they had a few milk storage bags in them.
I too love Lansinoh! I ordered the sample though, they seem to get good reviews if you look them up on amazon.
You definitely want a good quality bag for storage. Even many of the specific breastmilk storage bags don't protect against freezer burn well and leak when it comes to thawing. The last thing you want is to have a bunch of milk in the freezer and it all go bad because of bad bags. I'm actually hoping to do without buying bags this time. I'm planning on getting a tray where you can freeze breastmilk in 1oz increments and them put them in ziplock freezer bags. I've heard that system works well because then you can take out only however many you need and thaw them right in the bottle/liner.
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Lol, you had me with ziplock, made sense. then your update made sense too. why do we as adults use them if they arent good for babies?? im a big anti chemical girl myself...crap now i will be afriad of ziplock. LOL
Mandi, i've heard many that did that, freeze the milk in ice cube trays and put them in baggies...m mom got me a big box of lansinoh bags so i will use them first.i got the breast pads but i have no idea if they came iwth anything else, i will have to look.