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How do you store breast milk.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Apr. 9, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling pumped breast milk.
    If your breast pump does not collect milk in a clean storage container, begin by pouring your milk into a container designed for storing milk in the refrigerator or freezer.
    Try not to touch the insides of the storage container.
    You may want to store milk in single-serving sizes of 2 to 4 ounces. Seal the container with a solid lid and label each container with the date the milk was pumped.
    Breast milk that will be frozen should have at least one inch between the milk and the container lid. Frozen milk expands as it freezes.
    Store milk in the main refrigerator or freezer compartment, away from the door, to avoid changes in temperature that may compromise the milk.
    Use milk that has been in the refrigerator or freezer the longest first.

    Storage Time at Room Temperature:

    60 degrees F 24 hours

    I hope this is of help

    Answer by AngelPalindro at 3:02 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Was it a mistake that this question is in school aged kids???

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 1:46 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • In the freezer, for longer periods of time. It's good for 6 months frozen.

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 7:09 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

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