While I don’t give Kaylee a bottle every day, I do like to keep some breastmilk frozen “just in case.” I have traditionally used Medela Pump & Save Bags marked with a sharpie so I know how much is in the bag and when I collected it.
However, it was always a hassle to try and keep the little bags organized in the freezer. I had to sort through each bag to find the oldest one, then put them all back neatly in the freezer. What a pain.
Then I was introduced to the Medela Breastmilk Labeling & Storage System—a new solution to this problem. The Breastmilk Labeling & Storage System is an all-in-one system that helps you identify the freshest breastmilk to avoid waste. It makes it easier to protect, organize and locate your breastmilk in the fridge or freezer.
I love that’s compatible with both the Medela breastmilk bottles as well as the Medela Pump & Save Bags (I have a ton of both). The system comes with a tray (which holds up to 6 bottles), two 5 oz. bottles and two labeling lids.
The twist-and-lock labeling lids are compatible with all Medela polypropylene breastmilk bottles, which is great, but I do wish the system came with more than 2 of the labeling lids. You can purchase them separately in a pack of 6 though, which is what I may do.
If you go through a lot of pumped breastmilk you’ll like the lids because they have “in” and “out” arrows to help you identify which breastmilk bottle is “next in line” for a feeding. So you won’t have to sort through all of the breastmilk to find which bottle to use next.
You can also select a day of the week and time of day (a.m., p.m. or midday) on the lids to help you track when breastmilk was pumped, or designate a feed by day and time if your child is in daycare or left with another caregiver.
Overall, I think the Medela Breastmilk Labeling & Storage System is a great way to help keep your breastmilk organized.
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