Jump to content
Frozen breast milk lost in power outage
9 replies to this topic
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:36 PM
Just realised that my frozen store of breast milk would have spoiled with the power outage due to the storm/flooding in Brisbane. Power was out for 24hrs and stuff in the freezer did defrost in that time. I forgot completely about it.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:41 PM
Was it excess stored milk, or were you using it?
If you need BM, I have a couple of litres of EBM in my freezer, which was unaffected (and am also in Brisbane).
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:42 PM
Oh crap! If I weren't all the way down in NSW, I'd offer you my huge stash if you needed it.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
oh no! were you relying on that stash for feeding or was it just extras?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:54 PM
Awww, you guys are amazing! Thank you for the kind offers. They were extras that I had painstakingly accumulated.
I have low supply and need to supplement DD with EBM or formula once or twice a day (and she's still not gaining huge amounts - just 1kg over last 6w).
I should have used them up but I had to work so darn hard to create them, I wanted to keep some tucked away just in case.
I just needed to whine to people that would understand.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:57 PM
If you scald it, it might be OK to use anyway? Try contacting ABA and getting some advice before you dump it!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:05 PM
Oh dear! Definitely try to contact the ABA before you dump it!
EBM can be stored in the fridge for several days before it needs to be thrown out, so it is possible that it is still fine to use.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:22 PM
OMG just read this and I want to cry for you. EBM is so precious!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:53 PM
We recently had a power outage and my first thought was for the precious ebm in the freezer. Im so sorry urs de frosted.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:11 AM
I'm so sorry OP. EBM is truly liquid gold
It's so lovely of other members here on EB that live close to you to offer some of their milk
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
"I was shocked and horrified that I'd had this thought. That's not me."
How many of these tactics does your toddler employ at bedtime?
Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.
This is the funniest photo ever. We've all been there!
One mum looked that fear in the face and shared how important it is to think about adjusting the straps on our kids' car seats.
It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.
Hands up who is sick and tired of cooking dinner for their kids every night only to have them complain about what's on their plate.
What do you do when you want a sweet maternity shoot but it just won't stop raining?
Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.
We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.
Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.
So you're having a baby? That's great, babies are awesome.
When this dad's baby wouldn't stop crying he took matters into his own hands. He also recorded what he did to let other people in on the simple hack and now it's going viral.
After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided to give it a go.
Everyone is a parenting expert until they have kids – right?
Top 5 Articles
Free ticket offer