27 Jul 2022 | 3 min Read
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Also known as liquid gold, breast milk is packed with goodness as it provides the right nourishment and a healthy start for a baby and helps fight against infections. Breast milk can be easily stored in the fridge whether you’re going back to work or just want to relieve breast engorgement.
If you want to know how to freeze breast milk, read on as we bring you this guide on the proper way to freeze breast milk.
Whether you are going to hand-express your breast milk or use a pump, thoroughly wash your hands and all the storage containers. In case you’re giving the milk to a childcare provider, label the containers with your child’s name and mention the date the milk was expressed.
If you don’t need the milk right away, move it to the refrigerator from the freezer, where it will take 24 hours to thaw. Then take out the bottle or bag and hold it under warm running water or place it in a container of warm water. Don’t refreeze milk that is already thawed and avoid heating breast milk in the microwave as it is not safe.
Breast milk freezing can be confusing for new mums and these tips will help you freeze breast milk the right way.
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