Remember the rule of 5
- human milk is safe at room temperature for 5 hours
- human milk is safe in the refrigerator for 5 days.
- human milk is safe in the freezer for 5 months.
Using stored breast milk
- frozen milk can be thawed in the refrigerator overnight.
- frozen milk should be used within 24 hours of thawing.
- never warm breast milk in the microwave.
- an unfinished bottle of breast milk is ok to offer your baby at the next feeding.