Storing Breast Milk | Introduction
Storing breast milk properly is really important, and is definitely becoming more and more common as more and more mums choose to express. Stocking up by pre-expressing and then storing breast milk is really handy and a life saver for busy mums. Because there are many ways of storing breast milk such as in the freezer, in the fridge, in the freezer section of the fridge and on the run, the best way to describe storing breast milk is to provide a table. The information in the table was first printed by La Leche League, a US based and globally recognised NFP organisation that kind of started breastfeeding associations. The information is based on the data results of scientific studies done on breast milk.
We’ve collated all the data on storing breast milk and put it into a simple and easy to understand table for us Aussie & NZ mum’s over here in Degrees Celsius Land.
Storing Breast Milk | The Complete Table
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Notes On Storing Breast Milk Table
- All temperatures in degrees celsius.
- Always remember when storing breast milk in the fridge that is should be at the back and in the middle of the fridge and not the door of the fridge.
- Fridge temperatures based on 4 to -1 degrees.
- Room temperatures based on 26 degrees or less.
- If it’s hotter than 26 degrees room temperature, take an hour off for every 5 degrees over 26.
- Always ask your doctor if you are unsure.
We hope you enjoyed this page on storing breast milk! If you’re done, please leave us your own tips on storing breast milk in the comments section below! Otherwise please continue on with our Bottle Feeding Bible
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