I have been using the Nuk brand storage bags. I love them. However, they are expensive for how much I need. I have been looking for an alternative on storing breastmilk and I keep reading to store in bottles. That's fine, but I don't want to have a fridge full of bottles.
An alternative that I found today were the Avent Breastmilk Storage Containers. For a few bucks more, I can reuse these over again, probably for a good 2-3 months or longer. And they are stackable.
I have been thinking of a system for using them and I think I am going to number each container 1 through 20 and keep them in a rotation. The only downfall is that they hold just 6 ounces and I pump an average of 7-8 ounces per session. I am working on getting my supply down a bit but until then, I will probably be filling 1 1/2 containers per session. So as you can see, 20 containers will go by fast. (I still have bags for back up just in case).
I seem to be back in a nesting phase. Last night I was up until 1am organizing drawers. Kitchen drawers and bedroom drawers. I still have a few more organizing ideas that I want to get done and I plan to do them over the next week or two. Tonight I will be going to bed after Parenthood - 11pm. I paid for that late night all day today.
Ethan slept until 8am this morning with a feeding at 3 am. I guess I had no reason to be so worried and I probably could have started this a long time ago....or maybe not. It's something I wouldn't know so why ponder about it :) I put him down at 8:15pm tonight. He woke up at 8:45pm and has been back down for almost an hour. Keeping my fingers crossed!