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Mom Hack: Prevent Spilled Milk

by Healthy Horizons on May 03, 2019

Do you spill milk when moving it from a bottle to a milk storage bag or from a milk storage bag to the bottle? If you are a pumping mom, use your flange as a funnel so you don't lose a precious drop!

See the CDC and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Guideline below for breastmilk storage:

  • Room Temperature: 3-8 hours

  • Insulated Cooler with Ice Packs: Up to 24 hours

  • Thawed Breastmilk: Use within 24 hours

  • Refrigerated Milk: 5-7 days

  • Freezer: 3-6 months

If you are using frozen milk, you can place it in the refrigerator overnight. Or place it in a container of warm water. Do not thaw frozen breastmilk at room temperature, in the microwave, or in boiling water.


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