What kind of bowl should you use for breast milk?
First you need to wash with soap and water before using the breast pump. Once you have obtained the milk, you can store it in a glass covered with a lid or in a thick plastic container, marked without BPA. You can also put the milk in plastic bags created especially for this purpose.
However, it is not recommended to use the bags too often because they can break, the milk will flow, and bacterial contamination is much more likely. To ensure that you do not endanger your little one’s health, it is a good idea to put the milk bags in a tight, hard plastic container.
Labeling and placement of breast milk
It is advisable to use waterproof labels and permanent markers. Write on each container when you got the milk, and if the milk will be kept in the baby’s nursery, add your name on the bottle. Put the container on the back of the refrigerator because it is the lowest temperature there.
If you do not have access to a refrigerator, a refrigerated box or a freezer, you can temporarily use a refrigerated bag.
Can you add fresh breast milk over the milk in the fridge or freezer?
Yes, you can combine milk that has recently been obtained with a portion of breast milk from the refrigerator or that has been frozen, provided that both types of milk were obtained on the same day.
Be sure to cool the milk fresher before adding it. You can put it in the fridge or in a special milk bag, surrounded by ice cubes. Do not add hot milk to frozen milk because it will cause partial thawing.
How long does breast milk last?
How do you defrost breast milk?
Put the container of frozen milk in the refrigerator the night before the day you want to use it.
Do not heat the container in the microwave oven or using the usual one because overheating will adversely affect the antibody content in the milk. Discard thawed breast milk that has not been used in 24 hours.