Storing expressed breast milk

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.

 

 

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