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#1 tryagain2

Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:06 PM

Hello,
Just after suggestions for breastmilk storage bags?
Have read some a very thin so can often leak etc etc.
Come at me with your tips and brands and where you got them.
Thank you

#2 Lou-bags

Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:09 PM

Swispers.

Cheap, never had one break. Got then at my local chemist. Occasionally saw them at a supermarket IIRC.

#3 Lou-bags

Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:12 PM

Pigeon brand were my least fave of the ones I tried. But even then, never had one leak or break.

Also- I always froze laying flat and stored in a hard nappy wipes box (huggies or treasures do them)- with the oldest at the front, freshest at the back.

#4 Beanette

Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:34 PM

Swisspers are great and well priced.

My favourite are Lansinoh brand, I bought big boxes of 100 bags from ebay and they worked out to be cheaper than Swisspers when I bought them this way (but they are ridiculously expensive from the chemist!)

#5 cvbn

Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

I just used ziplock bags, the snack size.

#6 Future-self

Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:10 PM

Ziplock bags
Cheap, thick and easy to get.
Write date with a Niko pen.
Stored flat like Lou-bags said, in a plastic container in the freezer

#7 Mooples

Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:15 PM

I exclusively pumped so used somewhere around 1500 bags, I couldn’t afford to use proper breastmilk bags so I used home brand snap lock bags. Yes on the rare occasion one snagged and got tiny little holes so leaked but overall it was a pretty good way of doing it.

#8 blackcat20

Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:17 PM

I just use supermarket brands zip lock bags.

#9 MummaBlossom

Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:26 PM

Another vote for swispers. Definitely the cheapest of the chemist stocked ones. I could only find them at chemist warehouse though. No leaking or breaking over two years of pumping.

#10 AdelTwins

Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:55 PM

I used the Avent cups. Stackable, reusable, etc. Then wash and sterilize as per normal.

I used them for food purées as the kids got older.

https://www.bigw.com...pack/p/8396345/

#11 imme

Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:22 PM

I've always just used sandwich zip lock bags... only ever had one leak slightly from a corner as it defrosted but given almost exclusively pumped for 12 months that's a pretty darn good success rate!

#12 onetrick

Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:30 AM

View PostAdelTwins, on 06 July 2019 - 07:55 PM, said:

I used the Avent cups. Stackable, reusable, etc. Then wash and sterilize as per normal.

I used them for food purées as the kids got older.

https://www.bigw.com...pack/p/8396345/

We did exactly this! Brilliant as they can be reused all the time. DS is 14 months and we still use them for purees/ sauces that he will eat. There are pretty much always some in the freezer door at our place. They are a good size for snacks now, too :)

We use disposable nappies so I'm not having a go at anyone, but I felt like this was one way in which I could reuse and not feel wasteful with no extra effort on my part. I also was.less likely to spill a cup than a bag of milk, but maybe that's just me lol.




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