Breast milk storage bags are a must-have for any parent who wants a simple way to preserve, freeze, warm, and feed breast milk to their child. They should be BPA and BPS free, also pre-sterilized so you can use them right away. Breast milk bags could be sterilized and reused multiple times, sparing you money and time. They are made using Ziplock technology, being leak-proof, and maybe frozen, defrosted, and sterilized multiple times. Breast milk storage bags make it possible for you to express and preserve breast milk at your leisure. Another benefit is that certain bags include a thermal sensor, which is a sophisticated indicator that tells you whenever the milk is around the proper temperature for serving your baby.
What Does It Mean to Express Breast Milk?
Breastfeeding is the best option to feed your kid and provide the healthiest start in life for him or her. However, there may be situations when breastfeeding is not possible. For example, your newborn is premature and not sucking well; you or your baby are in the hospital and you can’t be there for every feed; you need to go back to work and your child is in a child care center or with a caregiver; you want a day off from feeding; or even when your breasts are too full and felt uncomfortable. Extracting and storing your breast milk is the greatest solution for these situations. The act of extracting milk from your chest is known as expressing.
How to Store Breast Milk?
It can be stored in antiseptic jars or particular breast milk storage bags in the refrigerator or freezer. However, before you place the breast milk bags in the fridge or freezer, remember to identify them using the day you expressed your breast milk.
Is it Possible to Keep Breast Milk for a Long Time?
Freshly expressed breast milk can be stored in the following ways:
- 6–8 hours at no more than 25°c
- Refrigerate at 4°C or lower in the back where it is the coldest for up to 72 hours
- 14 days in the frozen section of your refrigerator at -15ºc or lower
- In a freezer section with a dedicated door at -18ºc or below for up to 3 months
- Keep in a deep freeze at -20ºC for up to a year
What Is The Best Temperature To Serve Breast Milk?
Breastmilk that has been frozen should be defrosted in the refrigerator and kept for the next 12 hours. Once breast milk has defrosted, do not refreeze it. If you really need the milk in a hurry, thaw it in a container of warm water or under warm, running water. Never ever use the microwave to warm your baby’s milk. Heat spots are likely to develop, potentially burning your baby’s mouth. Use any remaining defrosted, warmed breast milk right away, and discard any that isn’t used in the following feed. Besides that, some babies actually prefer cold milk directly from the refrigerator, while others prefer it warmed.
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