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  • "landi" started this thread
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Saturday, March 7th 2009, 8:11pm

Storage and shelf life of breast milk

Storage and Shelf Life for Breast Milk

In order to make sure that any milk you give you child is safe from bacteria and contamination, the following guidelines are recommended.

Breast Milk
Use fresh breast milk where possible.

Label each container with the time and date the milk was expressed.

Refrigerate within 1 hour of expressing.

Store breast milk at the back of the fridge, not in the door as its warmer.

You can freeze breast milk if you express more than you need.

Freeze immediately if you’re not going to use it in the next few days.

The shelf life of the milk if it’s in a freezer within the fridge is 2 weeks.

If you have a separate freezer with it’s own door it can be stored up to 3 months.

It can be stored in a deep freeze from 6 – 12 months.

Thaw breast milk in a fridge for a slow thaw for 24 hours.

Frozen breast milk that is thawed in the fridge (but not heated) will last 24 hours in the fridge and 4 hours at room temperature.

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