Storage of Breast Milk

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Storage of breast-milk

Breast milk is sterile when it is directly transferred from breast to mouth. But, there are circumstances when one has to take breast milk out and store it for future use. Cleanliness is the keyword while doing this. Wash the hands thoroughly and the area that may come in contact with the milk while expressing it out. Wash all pump parts and bottles that come in contact with milk with hot water after each use.

Refrigerate milk as soon as possible after pumping, even though, it can be left at room temperature for up to six hours before it begins to break down.

Fresh milk can be stored in refrigerator for up to 72 hours. Milk must be frozen within 24 hours of pumping.

Never refreeze milk.

Breast feed and pump frequently because your breasts respond to repeated sucking to produce milk. The more a woman breast feeds, the more milk she will produce.

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A mother, after giving birth to premature twins, never breast fed babies for one month. Now milk is dried from the breast. why this happens and what is the solution to it.

Afsana007

should Pizotifen, Rabeprazole, Montelukast, Fexofenadine, Domperidone effects by baby as i feed by breast to my baby. please tell me.

sobia_akhtar

We have a girl baby of 20 days. she used to have mothers milk every half an hour. whether mothers milk is not sufficient for her. sometimes we used to give her powder milk as advised by doctors and she has a nice sleep. please advice us and need a good diet for her mother.

made007madhu

what are the food increase the milk?

i have 1 and 1/2 months beby girl and now i m suffering from loose motion kindly guide me which antibiotics can i take or can i take loperamide ? please guide me ASAP

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