Tip: I found it to be easiest to freeze breast milk in breast milk freezer bags. I froze ounces at a time and laid each bag flat on its side while in the freezer. This allowed the frozen milk to thaw more quickly. Tip: Some babies don't require that their refrigerated milk be warmed. Try giving the refrigerated milk to your baby to see if he or she will accept it. Previously frozen breast milk that has been thawed can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
How to Thaw, Warm, and Use Frozen Breast Milk
How to Warm Breast Milk to Preserve the Nutrients | Mama Natural
Many breastfeeding parents choose to collect and freeze breast milk. When the time comes, it's important to know how to safely thaw, warm, and use your frozen breast milk. When you thaw frozen breast milk according to safety guidelines , it maintains more nutrients and is less likely to spoil. Use the oldest container of breast milk first. Defrost frozen breast milk by placing it in the refrigerator, putting it in a bowl of warm water, or holding it under warm running tap water.
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Breast milk storage can be confusing. Follow these practical tips on choosing containers, freezing breast milk, thawing breast milk and more. If you're breast-feeding and going back to work or looking for more flexibility, you're probably considering using a breast pump. And once you start pumping, it's important to know how to safely store your expressed milk. Consider these do's and don'ts for breast milk storage.
There are lots of great resources out there about handling breast milk, most of them written by doctors , and you should definitely take a look at some of those resources. Seems easy right? Well, as new parents, we definitely didn't do it correctly ourselves.