I thought I had thought of all the ways that plastics might come across baby #2 since most of us MommyBetas have made serious strides to elliminate plastics from our homes. But since my daughter arrived two weeks ago, I realized that there was one thing I had failed to consider: breast milk storage.
My milk came in the day before I had her and I have had a lot of extra to store. I've been pumping and hoarding it in the freezer but when I went to store it, I realized that the storage bags are plastics that will necessitate heating when it is time to serve - a bit plastic no-no! So I went on the hunt for a better solution.
I found these: Sensible Lines Milk Trays. I bought them on Amazon for a little over $20. Of course I do know that they too are plastic but they don't necessitate any heating. I pour my milk straight into them and freeze. The frozen milk portions are then stored in food storage bags in the freezer. When it comes time to defrost, the cubes go straight into a glass bottle for heating. No heated plastics along the way!
Some of the Amazon reviews say that the trays warp over time. That hasn't happened for me but I have to think they might warp in the dishwasher. I don't put plastics in the dishwasher so that isn't an issue.
So far this has been a pretty good solution but I'm open to 100% plastic-free options too. Any suggestions?