Farlin 2oz Bottles – Alternative for Breast Milk Storage

Breastfeeding mom? Will go back to work anytime soon? Looking for breast milk storage? Low budget? I think I have a suggestion.

When I was looking for breast milk storage, 3 months ago, my options were Avent bottles or Medela storage freezing pack. But I think they are too pricey, and the volume of those bottles are quite big given that I cannot express so much milk. Thus I looked for small storage (at least 2oz.)

I found the “2oz Farlin bottles” in SM Baby Company. One bottle costs 69.75php (I think! Hahaha Nakalimutan ko na!) . So I bought 8! Hahaahaha

For me, the only disadvantage is it cannot be frozen (I assume because the box did not say so). But all in all, it was a good buy 🙂

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Available Breast Milk Storage here in the Philippines

Searching for breast milk storage here in the Philippines? I’ve listed some available breast milk storage here in the Philippines that you can buy either online or from retail stores.

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Medela (80 mL Breastmilk Freezing & Storage Retail Pack)

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 2.7 oz
  • Available at Rustans and Sulit

Avent (Avent Storage System)

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 8 oz
  • Available at Rustans, SM Baby Company, Sulit

Spectra (Milk Storage Bottles)

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 5 oz
  • Available at babymama.ph

Ameda (Ameda bottles with locking rings and discs (4 sets))

  • Lid Type: Screw On
  • Size: 4 oz
  • Available at babymama.ph

Snappies Breastmilk Containers

  • Lid Type: Flip Top
  • Size: 2.3 oz (also available in 1 oz)
  • Available at spoiledstore.com

Effect of Freezing Breast Milk

I was searching for baby food storages when I stumble upon this pdf document. This document is about a study of Effects Of Storage Process On The Bacterial Growth-Inhibiting Activity Of Expressed Human Breast Milk. Dra. JenniferLouL.Lorico and Dra. Ma.LucilaPerez of Ospital ng Makati stated the following conclusion.

Breast milk has bacterial inhibiting property against common neonatal pathogens. Bacteriostatic property of breast milk started to diminish after being frozen for 72 hours, but still exerted its inhibiting property.

I haven’t read the whole article (so many highfaluting jargons), but from what I understand the paper has the following points

  • breastmilk has the property to prevent growth of bacteria
  • breast milk’s bacterial inhibiting property started to diminish after being frozen for 72 hours (3days)

Reference:
JenniferLouL.Lorico,MD,Ma.LucilaPerez,MD, Effects Of Storage Process On The Bacterial Growth-Inhibiting Activity Of Expressed Human Breast Milk, 2012, http://www.pidsphil.org/pdf/Journal_01012012/jo42_ja01.pdf