Sunday, April 30, 2023

Storage and preservation of breast milk.. At room or outside temperature. In the fridge or refrigerator. In the freezer



Storage and preservation of breast milk:

The expressed milk will be offered in a period of no more than 4 hours to the baby, it must be kept in the refrigerator or freezer to guarantee that it does not decompose.
Whatever the method used, to preserve breast milk will ensure all the nutrients and defenses that the baby needs.

Methods of preserving and storing breast milk:

Next, the methods to preserve and store expressed milk will be announced:

1- At room or outside temperature:

if left at this temperature (room) the milk is only kept for a maximum of 4 hours, after this time it begins to decompose and bacteria will appear.

The container where the milk is collected must be placed in a clean and fresh place, covered, protected from sunlight and heat, preferably inside a container with water to guarantee its conservation.

2- In the fridge or refrigerator:

breast milk that will be kept for a maximum time of 12 hours, should not be placed in the refrigerator door to avoid temperature changes when opening and closing the refrigerator.

Keep in mind to put the bottle where you extracted the milk covered and in a place where it is not manipulated by other people, the ideal is to put it inside a bucket or container with a lid.

3- In the freezer:

the milk will stay frozen for a maximum of 15 days, keep in mind that you must put the jars where you extracted the breast milk, previously covered in plastic bags or containers with lids to avoid strong odors, do not open or close the freezer to prevent spoilage of the milk.