When to freeze breastmilk ?

Hi all, I would like to know the sequence on when should I freeze my breastmilk. Currently, I have excess of 400ml to 500ml of bm per day based on my 2 months LO intake. I will put in fridge fresh for 2 to 4 days. Sometimes it will start to have abit of sour smell after 2 days then I will have to throw it away. Maybe my fridge temp not right previously as I just moved the bm to chiller compartment 2 days ago. So my question is should I freeze my bm every pump or freeze partial portion and the rest put in chiller for next feeding? Also, when should I start using my frozen bm? Is it after I stop pumping bm ? I have been storing my pumped bm in a storage bag and pour for 2 to 3 feedings. Not sure is this the right method or should I store by a fixed quantity (eg 100ml). My LO refuse to latch since day 1 so I can only pump and store for feeding. Appreciate your kind advice. Thank you

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Hi! It took me awhile to figure out my bm storage routine. But here’s what I do: I do pump out more than what my son takes in daily. So whatever I pump today; I will use for next day’s feed. Eg: all Monday’s pump will be stored in bottles in fridge for Tuesday usage. I will still label my bottles with the date I’ve pumped. The excess milk will be collected in milk bags and be frozen. Bm can be kept in fridge for up to 3 to 5 days. Whether if u want to keep them in the portion of your child’s feed is up to you. Ppl do that so that the fbm are able to lay flat and stand them like books on a book shelf. My freezer stash are kept for cases if my milk supply dips suddenly/ gg back to work. But do try out if your child can take the taste of fbm first. Cos some babies don’t like the taste of fbm.

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3y ago

Kellymom website indicates thaw bm can only last for 24hrs. And yup, when thawed from 200ml, I will spilt it up for two feedings (100ml each)