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#1 indigo~

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.   cry1.gif


#2 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Oh no!

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).

#3 pippityroo

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.

#4 Spring Chickadee

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

oh no! were you relying on that stash for feeding or was it just extras?

#5 indigo~

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.

#6 kidwrangler

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!

#7 Liadan

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.

#8 runnybabbit

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

OMG just read this and I want to cry for you. EBM is so precious!

#9 José

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.

#10 deejie

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

I'm so sorry OP. EBM is truly liquid gold sad.gif

It's so lovely of other members here on EB that live close to you to offer some of their milk  wub.gif




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