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Breast Milk Storage Bags

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Does anyone know where I can buy breast milk storage bags in Zurich?

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Old 08.08.2011, 15:12
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

There's a baby shop near to Schaffhauserplatz. They have them there.

Can't remember the name of the shop but it should be Google-able.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

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I used to use small freezer zip up bags - worked really well!
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

I thought women came with 2 of these fitted as standard.

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PS seriously, not seen bags for sale here in Switzerland. We used the Avent storage tubs. They are particularly convenient if you have the compatible pump. If you have the Medela pump then there are some sort of bags available which are compatible with the pump
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

They sell the Medela bags at the drogerie near my house (the one in Coop Center Eleven, in Oerlikon). I would ask at your local drogerie or apotheke, since they can order things (usually they arrive the next day).

PS; the word you're looking for is "Muttermilchbeutel"
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

Cheap substitute: Ikea ziplock bags, the reds ones, write the amount on the bag with sharpie!
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

Some people use ice cube trays and then pop them out and store them in another bag. Would make it easy to make sure none is wasted as its easy to grab the right number.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

It's much cheaper if you take those ice cube one-way bags, fill in the milk, write the exact amount of ml on it with a water-resistant pen - and then freeze it. Every time you need milk, just defrost the amout you need - there's much less waste of milk than if you take the Storage Bags you get at the babyshops.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

I got medela ones from my local apotheke. They'll be with all the other baby stuff
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Perhaps be careful with non-specialist bags for any contaminants/pollutants leeching through the plastic.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

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It's much cheaper if you take those ice cube one-way bags, fill in the milk, write the exact amount of ml on it with a water-resistant pen - and then freeze it. Every time you need milk, just defrost the amout you need - there's much less waste of milk than if you take the Storage Bags you get at the babyshops.
Not especially sterile, are they?

Everything pregnancy (and baby) related is a lot cheaper in Germany. The dm drugstore chain has several brands of breastmilk storage bags suitable for freezing (although they do not stock the entire Medela range). They have shops closeish to Zurich in Jestetten, Waldshut and Bad Sackingen.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

[QUOTE=tom tulpe;1293547]Not especially sterile, are they?

no, it's not sterile. But is a breast sterile? I've got two totally healthy kids - they survived the milk out of those bags, and as soon as they take toys into their mouth, you can forget having a sterile surrounding, anyway...
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I used to use small freezer zip up bags - worked really well!
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that one is babyhaus wehrli (www.babyhaus.ch)

You can also order them online at babywalz.ch
http://www.baby-walz.ch/Essen-Trinke...ht.a830.0.html

I've ordered things from them and they were reasonably fast.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

I was just looking for these today. Thanks for all the links and info. Sometimes it pays to procrastinate on the task at hand and spend time on EF .
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Not especially sterile, are they?

no, it's not sterile. But is a breast sterile? I've got two totally healthy kids - they survived the milk out of those bags, and as soon as they take toys into their mouth, you can forget having a sterile surrounding, anyway...
You're right (although for storage, I'd still prefer sterile). I was thinking of expressing for newborns.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

Breast or bag is not quite the same is it? For storage I'd prefer to make sure the bags are sterile and do not contain contaminants that can leech into milk. If such contaminants are sufficiently worrying in feeding bottles, where the milk is contained just for a few minutes - I don't like the idea of the same happening for long/ish term storage.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

has anyone been able to find freezer trays made out of silicone or BPA-free plastic? i was on the baby-walz site linked above, but didn't see anything.

i'd like to freeze milk in 30 mL increments so that my liquid gold/freedom is wasted less often . seems like a waste to use a plastic bag for such a small amount. and whoever said not to cry over spilled milk didn't pump it herself!

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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

Sterilite in the USA has BPA free ice cube trays that could work.

http://www.sterilite.com/SelectProdu...=223&section=0

You could have someone buy some for you and sent them over.

Seller on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/White-Stacking.../dp/B0042FLKO4

Or the ones shown in the previous post.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...02QMR7703CDVRC

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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

Verbier, thanks for the links. I was hoping to be able to get something and start freezing this week. Oh well, perhaps I'll just have to wait until my trip home this fall.
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Re: Breast Milk Storage Bags

If you are using the Medela system they have bags you can attach directly to the pump. Store up to 150ml/bag.

You need to be a little "gentle" with the handling when you take them off the pump to avoid contamination (this info coming from my resident "expert").

http://www.medela.com/CH/fr/breastfe...tmilk-bag.html


Click on the PDF link in the bottom left of the page to get the instructions (in Eng as well).

Where to find them? Enter your city to fin the closest supplier.

http://www.medela.com/CH/fr/breastfe...on-finder.html

If you are having problems with French or German, you can change country and find something in English.
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