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Milk Trays allow you to freeze breast milk into convenient, 1-ounce sticks that fit into all bottle sizes. Great for moms on-the-go, Milk Trays are BPA-free, easy to use, and take up little freezer space.
Milk Trays – a breast milk and baby food freezing system invented by moms for moms!
Let’s face it – pumping and storing breast milk takes effort. It is a labor of love, of course, but hard work nonetheless. But, if pumping and storing your breast milk helps you reach your breastfeeding goals and allows your child to have your breast milk for as long as possible, it is worth every bit of effort, right?
Milk Trays, a breast milk freezing system, can help to make this chore easier. At first glance, Milk Trays look similar to typical ice cube trays. But, take a closer look and you will see that Milk Trays are much, much more. Unlike ice cube trays, Milk Trays are specifically designed for expressed milk with a total of 16 semi-cylinder cavities holding 1 oz. each.
Most importantly, Milk Trays are made from PET plastic, a food-safe plastic that contains no bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, or dyes. Milk Trays freeze your milk in 1-ounce “Milk Sticks” that fit through ALL bottle openings and allow you to thaw just the right amount of milk for each feeding – so that not a drop of your “liquid gold” goes to waste. Milk Trays have fitted lids that protect your milk while it freezes and allow for space-saving stacking in the freezer, and the trays are flexible enough to allow the Milk Sticks to be removed easily. And, last but not least, Milk Trays are reusable – making them the most economical and environmentally-friendly choice for freezing your breast milk.
When it’s time to introduce solids, use the Milk Trays to freeze homemade baby food!
Is your baby ready to start eating solid foods? With so many pre-packaged baby foods available, finding the healthiest foods from the grocery store shelves can be a difficult chore.
Instead of spending valuable time in the supermarket aisles scrutinizing baby food jar labels, many parents find it easier and more comforting (not too mention more economical) to make baby foods at home. Homemade baby foods are fresher and more nutrient-dense than many pre-packaged baby foods. And, by making your own, you get to choose exactly what goes into the foods your baby is eating – that means no additives, preservatives, starchy fillers, sugar or sodium!
But, life with a baby is hectic and unpredictable, so trying to make homemade baby food each day can become burdensome. Making a big batch of baby food from your favorite vegetables or fruits and freezing it for later use is a great way to be sure you have food ready for your baby when you need it.
To view answers to some commonly asked questions pertaining to Milk Trays, see FAQ below.
- Each tray freezes eight 1-ounce “Milk Sticks” (or food sticks), allowing you to thaw the exact amount you need for each feeding
- Trays are made from food-grade plastic that is free from bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, and dyes
- Milk Sticks fit in ALL bottle openings
- Total of 16 semi-cylinder cavities that are 1 oz. each
- Manufactured in the USA
- 100% reusable and recyclable
- More economical than milk storage bags – no recurring purchases
- Hand-washing recommended
Are the Milk Trays meant for milk storage?
The Milk Tray is not a place for milk storage. It is intended to be used to freeze the milk in convenient, 1-ounce sticks only. Once frozen, the milk sticks should be transferred to a plastic bag (be sure the plastic bag is “freezer safe”) for storage in the freezer.
How long does it take for the milk to freeze in the Milk Tray?
Its takes about 5 hours for breast milk to freeze in the Milk Tray.
What should I transfer the milk into?
We recommend using Ziploc Quart-Size Freezer bags. These bags are BPA free and food safe. It’s important to make sure the bag you are using is freezer safe to protect the milk from freezer burn. Once transferred to a bag, storage recommendations for frozen milk should be followed (up to 6 months in a freezer, and up to a year or more in a deep freeze). It is recommended to only keep 16 sticks in each quart-size bag.
How do I get the milk out of the Milk Tray?
When removing the sticks from the Milk Tray, the tray needs to sit out for 2 minutes to “thaw” slightly. Don’t be afraid to bend the tray when removing the milk sticks. The tray is designed to be flexible and won’t break with bending.
How should I collect milk in the Milk Tray?
It is recommended to collect pumped milk all day and store it in the refrigerator. Then, at the end of the day, put all of one day’s pumped milk into the Milk Tray to freeze overnight. Remember, it only takes roughly 5 hours for the milk to freeze, so if you need to freeze more milk than just the two trays each day, you can freeze them and transfer them to a bag a couple times a day!
How should I wash the Milk Tray?
Do not wash in the dishwasher. We recommend that you hand wash the trays!
How long can I keep the milk sticks in the freezer?
Once transferred to a bag, storage recommendations for frozen milk should be followed (up to 6 months in a regular freezer, up to a year or more in a deep freeze).
Do I need to sterilize my Milk Tray before I use it?
It is not necessary to sterilize your Milk Tray. We recommend handwashing and drying the Milk Tray before use.
How long can I store my milk in the Milk Tray?
We recommend keeping your milk in the Milk Tray for no more than 48 hours. Once the milk is frozen (should only take 5-6 hours), we recommend that you remove the “Milk Sticks” from the Milk Tray and place them in a Ziploc freezer-safe storage bag, and put the storage bag back in the freezer. When you need to reheat milk for your baby, pull out the exact number of Milk Sticks that you need and place them in a bottle or cup.
How long does it take for the milk to freeze in the milk tray?
It takes 5-6 hours for milk to freeze in the Milk Tray.
What dimensions are the milk sticks once frozen?
The dimensions are approximately 3.75 inches long, 1 inch wide, and a little more than .5 inches deep.
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