How long can I store frozen breast milk
It depends on how to store breast milk andWhere. Under normal conditions, at room temperature, breast milk remains usable for 3-4 hours. But expressed milk, in which there is a small amount of bacteria, can be stored up to 6-8 hours in a slightly cool room temperature. How much breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer - read on.
When stored in the refrigerator expressed milkremains fresh from 3 to 5 days. In the frozen state - even longer. Thawed breastmilk may remain suitable, being in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours (repeated freezing is strictly not recommended). If you plan a trip, milk can be transported in a refrigerator bag with ice packs up to 24 hours.
The condition and freshness of breast milk depends largely on what type of refrigerator and freezer you use, and also on where the milk is located in them.
- Frozen milk remains fresh for up to 2 weeks in refrigerators with one door for the main compartment and freezer.</ p>
In general, it is recommended to store breast milk in depth, that is, closer to the back of the refrigerator or freezer, so that it remains fresh for as long as possible.
To express expressed milk for a longer timeit is necessary to wash your hands before decanting and make sure that the breast pump and bottles are as clean as possible. Washing in a dishwasher or in hot soapy water will help prepare everything you need to store milk.
In addition, milk should be cooled or frozenimmediately after decapitation - it spoils faster if it remains at room temperature for a while (spoiled breast milk, like cow's, has an unpleasant smell and sour taste).
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