our breasts floweth over

A few weeks after Marla started breastfeeding Henry she started getting anxious, worrying about if he was getting enough, if her supply would keep up, etc. The lactation consultant recommended that she start pumping and feeding Henry from a bottle. Supply would be steady, she would know exactly how much he’s eating… problems solved!

Of course, this created a new problem in that we had to find a place to keep all of that milk!

A full day’s supply was always ready in the fridge, tossing it out when it passed it’s “freshness” date and rotating in fresh stuff. We also started stocking up the freezer. “Just in case,” we’d say.

We never tossed anything from the freezer so, of course, we were soon cramming little 4 oz. baggies of milk into the cracks between some frozen french fries and the filo dough.

It soon became apparent that we simply couldn’t go on like that. We had filled the freezer from top to bottom and there was no room left even in the door. Sadly, the milk had to go.

our freezer is full
a mound of milk
sink full o milk

I pulled them out and made a pile on the counter as tall as the coffee maker and three times as wide. 124 bags later there was room in the freezer for more! At 3 to 4 ounces each we had approximately 434 oz. or a little over three gallons of milk in our freezer.

And we were worried about supply?

1 thought on “our breasts floweth over

  1. Can I buy some milk? I have none. Only get about 1.5 ounces per pumping. Maybe Gran can bring me some. You are lucky and so is Henry-Denry. Hey Emma. Take care.

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