TikTok mom Cassondra Rolland has a genius breast milk hack that parents everywhere are praising to the high heavens.
The hack has been going viral for over a year now and continues to garner thousands of views.
“This is the first thing I tell all my new mom friends about breast milk storage,” Rolland wrote in her post’s caption. “You freeze ’em flat,” the mom shares while holding her breast milk storage bag.
“You do this, you’ve got a brick — it takes forever to unthaw,” she reveals, as she compares the two bags.
Rolland says that freezing the bags while they’re lying flat will save lots of time in the future. So how does she do it?
Once the bag is completely frozen, then you can stand it upright. And at that point, you can transfer it into a larger storage box so you can organize all of the bags AND so you can see their dates clearly.
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The next step is to grab a large zip-top freezer bag that will house several breast milks.
“Fill up your bag — they usually fit 11 5-ounce bags,” the mom advises. “They stack great in a stand-up or a deep freeze.”
And in addition — they are super easy to transport!
“My day care lady loves that I do this,” Rolland says. “This way she doesn’t have 100 individual bags to deal with.”
“It makes it really easy if you’re bringing it to day care,” Rolland continues, “or even if you’re just at home or bringing it to Grandma’s. It just works so well; easier to organize, and to keep track of how much you have.”
While the clip isn’t anything new – it has been making the rounds on social media again and many commented their praises.
“Go mama!” wrote one commenter. “No better feeling than opening up the freezer to see this!”
While another person joked that Rolland should label her second freezer a “lactation station.”
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And many were also commenting on the sheer amount of supply the mama had.
“HOW do you produce this much?!” one user asked. “I produce enough to stay 1-2 bottles ahead and that’s it! I’ve tried everything.”
“Guys, this is oversupply!” someone else commented. “This is not normal, and not goals! And honestly, most of this milk probably won’t be used for one baby.”
To which the mom revealed her secret to the world.
“I use a Haakaa when I nurse,” she explained. “That has helped my supply sooo much! Plus I drink about 120+ ounces of water a day.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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