How do you store breast milk?


There are several ways to store breast milk that all work to different extents and for different spans of time, notes BabyCenter. Breast milk should be stored in sterile containers, such as bottles or bags, and be marked and used from oldest to newest.

If a person stores breast milk at room temperature, it only lasts six hours. Storing breast milk in a cooler with ice packs keeps it for up to a full day. In a refrigerator, breast milk lasts about five days. In a freezer, it can last up to two weeks. In a deep freezer, breast milk can keep for up to half a year, according to BabyCenter.

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How to Store Breastmilk
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