A smart way to keep those tiny bottles of pumped breastmilk organized in the fridge! From Robin:
I pump milk several times a day trying to keep up my supply for a baby who is, shall we say, not the most motivated eater. Since I’m pumping after he eats, and I have a low supply, I get tiny little bits of milk at a time (usually < 1 oz.). At the end of the day I have anywhere from 1-4 oz.
Periodically I’ll combine these into a bottle but until I do, I need to keep the bottles organized. Putting labels directly on the bottles seemed like kind of a pain (since I go through so many little bottles, I would spend as much time labeling as pumping!).
My husband came up with a better idea. We use a beer six pack. I stapled paper on both sides of it and divided each sheet into 3 columns, one column per slot. After I pump I drop the bottle in a slot and write the date on the paper below. When I combine, I just combine the bottles, then drop them in the slot with the oldest date (to make sure I use it in time). When a bottle is used up I cross out the date below.