May 22, 2017
(HealthDay News) -- If you've pumped breast milk, you'll want to
store it properly so it's safe to drink at the next feeding.
The Mayo Clinic offers these guidelines:
- Always wash hands carefully with soap and water. Choose a clean
container that's made of glass or BPA-free plastic, or storage bags
made for breast milk.
- Write the date that you expressed the milk on the container,
and your baby's name if storing outside your home. Use waterproof
label and marker.
- Store milk in the back of the refrigerator, where the
temperature is coldest. It will stay safe for up to 5 days before
you should use or freeze it.
- You can also store breast milk in the freezer. Use it within 6
- Store enough milk in a single container for one feeding. If
freezing, allow extra room for milk to expand.