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How to safely store breast milk for your baby?

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How to safely store breast milk for your baby

Every mom today knows the importance of exclusively breastfeeding their baby in the first 6 months. For moms who are not able to breastfeed her baby directly (due to demands of work, sore nipples or other reasons), expressing breast milk, using a comfortable breast pump is a practical solution. But care is needed to express and store the breast milk safely. Here are a few simple do's and don'ts that you should keep in mind -


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Shinu Sakhuja

| May 04, 2017

is it ok to keep expressed breast milk for an hour or two at room temp??

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Vimala Ramesh

| Apr 03, 2017

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Dhairya kabra

| Mar 27, 2017

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Tulika Khanna

| Nov 25, 2016

how long d milk be consumed after defrosting it once? Also for how long we can keep d expressed milk at room temperature before consumption?

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Dinisha

| Sep 24, 2016

how can I sterilise the containers? n cn I use my steel vessels to store the milk? for how long the breast milk n b refrigerated? we need to put in the freezer or d normal fridge?

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Shreya Rajvanshi

| Sep 20, 2016

@Shilpa if you are storing the breast milk properly at the back of the refrigerator then you may use that milk for a day. However, please ensure that you don't heat or reheat the breast milk.

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Mansi Srivastava

| Jun 07, 2016

Breastmilk should be stored in sterilized containers only. Else it is not safe to store.

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preeti

| Jun 07, 2016

Hi Shilpa, if the sterilization method mentioned here are followed it is safe to store breast milk.

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Swati

| Jun 06, 2016

very informative!

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Shilpa

| Jun 06, 2016

My doctor says storing milk for so long as suggested here is not a good idea. What is the correct information?

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Ramya

| Jun 02, 2016

Hi.. I have a small milk lump in my breast... should I remove it... will it cause any harm for the baby? can the breast milk kept out?for how many hours?

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preeti

| Jun 02, 2016

Hi @Shilpa @Bijit You can express and feed till two years and as much as you can express. Follow the guidelines mentioned in the blog to store milk. Happy Feeding

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Shilpa Poul

| May 23, 2016

Till what age of the baby the breast milk can be expressed & fed to him?

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Bijit Basumatary

| May 19, 2016

How much quantity of milk canbe expressed in one pump,? Can it be used for a day.

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Parul Ankita Gupta

| May 17, 2016

Hi Dileep, Since the breast milk is the purest form of milk available for your child, the breast milk if not stored and refrigerated properly can get spoilt. Hence it is imperative to understand that if you need to travel at a stipulated time in your case where you have to catch the train by 1 pm then at least one hour before you would like to feed the baby. So the milk should be expressed maximum by 12 and the baby should have had that milk immediately.

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Saritha Dileep

| May 17, 2016

How long we can keep expressed milk in room? For eg if i have to catch a train @ 1pm... me n baby are travelling thn at wat tym i can express milk.... b4 wat tym i shd gv dat milk to my baby i mean b4 wat tym dat milk should be finished?

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Sunita Nevewani

| May 16, 2016

Useful information .... Nice... Thanks a lot

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