Pumping and Storing Breast Milk

 

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How To Pump and Store Breast Milk

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You can put breastmilk in a cooler or insulated cooler pack with frozen ice packs for up to 24 hours after pumping. After 24 hours in a cooler the breastmilk should be refrigerated or frozen. When storing breastmilk, use breastmilk storage bags, which are made for freezing human milk.

Storing breast milk after expressing: Use breast milk storage bags or clean food-grade containers with tight fitting lids made of glass or plastic to store Avoid bottles with the recycle symbol number 7, which indicates that the container may be made of a BPA-containing Never store breast milk. Lansinoh Milk Storage Bottles connect to any Lansinoh breast pump and nipple for feeding. They also have volume marks and hold up to 5 ounces of milk. Like the Medela, they’re BPA Four weeks is often when breastfeeding mothers begin to think about pumping and storing extra breastmilk.

That’s when most babies are breastfeeding well and you can usually be less concerned about nipple confusion from taking a bottle of pumped breastmilk. You have several options for storing your milk. Breast milk can be safely stored in glass or hard plastic bottles with tight fitting lids, or bags especially designed for storing breast milk. Avoid any containers not made with the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical. What about storing breast milk?

You can store breast milk in a feeding or storage bottle that’s made of plastic or glass. A secure cap will keep it fresh. (Many pumps come with storage containers.) You can also use a plastic bag made especially for storing milk. Freshly pumped breast milk can be stored at room temperature (no warmer than 77° F), ideally for up to four hours if it’s not in direct sunlight or close to other sources of heat. Thawed, previously frozen breast milk can only stay at room temperature for one to two hours.

Use it or lose it!Storing breast milk. You can store breast milk in a sterilised container or in special breast milk storage bags: in the fridge for up to 8 days at 4C or lower (you can buy fridge thermometers online) – if you are not sure of the temperature of your fridge, or it is higher than 4C, use it within 3 days; for 2 weeks in the ice compartment of a fridge. Pumped milk may be added to frozen milk if it is first chilled, and the quantity is less than what is frozen.

Thaw your frozen breast milk quicker by freezing in 2 to 5 ounce portions. Allow extra room at the top of your storage container, as liquids will expand when frozen. You don’t want to. How to Properly Store Breast Milk.

If you’re pumping to build a breast milk supply, it’s imperative that you understand how to properly store the expelled breast milk. When stored improperly, the breast milk can become dangerous to your baby and should be thrown out, not used. There are hundreds of great products available online that will.

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Expressed breast milk can be safely stored in the refrigerator or in an iced container for 24 to 48 hours and used by your caregiver to feed the infant the next day.

“Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family” by Adele Pillitteri
from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family
by Adele Pillitteri
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Express every two to three hours (about as often as a newborn nurses) if your baby is going to use the milk immediately; every four hours or so if the milk is going to be frozen for later use.

“What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Pumped breast milk should be refrigerated as soon after pumping as possible and can be stored there for up to 8 days.

“Burns' Pediatric Primary Care E-Book” by Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, Nancy Barber Starr, Margaret A. Brady, Nan M. Gaylord, Martha Driessnack, Karen Duderstadt
from Burns’ Pediatric Primary Care E-Book
by Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, Nancy Barber Starr, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

The Department of Health recommends that expressed breast milk is stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, in the freezer compartment for up to 1 week and in a freezer for a maximum of 3 months (DH 2005c).

“Manual of Dietetic Practice” by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
from Manual of Dietetic Practice
by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
Wiley, 2013

After this time (or during the first 2 weeks if the mother has a large supply or if the infant is not effectively stimulating the supply), mothers can pump milk after each feeding such that the breasts calibrate to a 50% oversupply of milk to be stored in the freezer.

“Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician” by Marsha Walker
from Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician
by Marsha Walker
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

Pumping should last approximately 10 minutes on each breast and should be done about every 3 hours.

“Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book” by Gloria Leifer
from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book
by Gloria Leifer
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Pumping should last approximately 10 to 15 minutes on each breast eight or more times in 24 hours.

“Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book” by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book
by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Unless you are pumping for your newborn because breastfeeding is not established yet, it’s best to wait until about six weeks, when your supply is established and your baby has got the hang of breastfeeding, before you pump or introduce a bottle.

“The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks” by Milli Hill
from The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks
by Milli Hill
Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2017

• Once milk supply is established, breast milk may be expressed manually or by a pump and saved in a bottle in the refrigerator (up to 48 hours) or in the freezer (several months).

“Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications E-Book: A Nursing Approach” by Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
from Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications E-Book: A Nursing Approach
by Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Once breast-feeding is going well and the milk supply is established (usually three or four weeks after delivery), you may decide to use an occasional bottle of formula or expressed milk so you can be away during some feedings.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

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  • Hi mommies! Eto po ang sinusunod ko on how I properly store my milk, please read and click the link to know more!

    https://kellymom.com/category/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage

    Hope this’ll help you too! ��

  • Not advisable to use bottle or pacifiers kapag exclusive breastfeeding kayo. It may cause nipple confusion and low milk supply kapag ayaw na maglatch sayo ni baby.

  • Hi po, pwede po ba pagsamahin ung milk, for example may naipon ako na 1oz ng 11am pero hindi ko sya ni ref, tpos may naipon ulit ako na 1oz ng 12nn.. pwede ko ba isama un sa 11am na naipon ko?

  • Hi mommy kara im planning to store my milk na din ask ko lng po dapat ba naka stock sa freezer area lang?? Sana po mapansin mo comment ko

  • Ako mlakas let down ko pro sa left side lng kaya laging nllunod tpos iiyak c baby kc gutom naxa and ayw ñang gnun, ending magppiga pko bgo xa padedehen ulit. Gusto ko mag store pro ung ref kc ung prob ko, dhil ma mix ung meat and ipu frozen milk ko. So mejo hesitant ako, kya lht ng naiipon kung milk throw away lng. ☹

  • More than 3weeks na kmi ni baby, sobrang frustrating kc wala pang 1oz napapump q. Binibreastfeed q din si baby pero parang hndi xa satisfied kaya at times binibigyan q xa ng formula.try and try pa rin aq na sana in the end lumakas din milk supply q for my baby..
    Nakakainspire makita na may naiipon kau pero at the same time nakakainggit din.:) hehe
    Thanks sa video.

  • I’ve been watching your videos since maging pregnant si sister ko. I recommended her to watch your videos too and she loves them. Thanks dami ko din natutunan para sa una kong pamangkin at baby sa bahay =)

  • Hi mommy kara! Question lang po. Yung ting wa-one oz na nacocollect niyo before itransfer sa storage bags, sa freezer niyo po ba nilalagay? Or dun lang sa may bandang baba ng ref? Sana po mapansin. Thank you!

  • Hi Po ok lng Po ba un na ung storage bottle Ng bm ko ay may moist moist? Sa Feeding bottle Po nakalagay at sa refrigerated lng..napansin ko KC nagmoist ung bottle.