I have a six-month-old daughter who is still breastfeeding. I am breastfeeding myself, but for this study, I sometimes have to leave the house and the baby feeds her milk with my husband.
What is the best way to store breast milk?
Always store the milk in sterile sachets or vials. It can also be frozen in the long term. After spraying, store the milk in the freezer for a maximum of 3 to 6 months at a temperature of –18 ° C. Never defrost or heat the milk in the microwave, only heat it in a water bath and never re-freeze it.
In the short term, the milk may be stored in a boiled container for 4 hours at room temperature or refrigerated at a temperature above 4 ° C for 36 hours.
At a lower temperature of about 1° C, milk can be stored for 72 hours. Within this range, you can still add more fresh milk to the container.