Friday, November 25, 2011

Tips How to Storage Your Breast Milk

Re-enter work after a maternity leave for mothers who are breastfeeding their babies are often cause confusion and questions. The following information might be useful:

1. Buy a new refrigerator?
How often refrigerator is opened, if the refrigerator is frequently opened during the day so they can make the temperature inside the refrigerator is too cold, may be considered to buy a special refrigerator for storing breast milk. However, if the refrigerator is opened infrequently and not many objects that are in it, then it could use the old refrigerator. Noteworthy is the level of cold temperatures, the ideal is 0 ° – 4 ° Celsius for the outside of the freezer, and about -15 ° Celsius for the one-door refrigerator freezer.

2. Freezer or refrigerator?
To consider is how long the storage needs of dairy milk. Freezer in one door refrigerator (temperature -15 ° Celsius) can store breast milk for two weeks. In two-door refrigerator, freezer (the temperature of -18 ° Celsius) can store breast milk up to a period of three months. If you need a longer period for storing breast milk, then the use of a single freezer could be considered.

3. The minimum number of dairy milk supply.
Actually there is no minimum amount that must be achieved to prepare the mother for breast milk reserve. Suggested, mothers express and store stock as much as possible, if possible, this process began about a month before starting to work again. The goal is that women increasingly accustomed to milking when the come to work later.

4. Breast milk containers.
For storage, use glass bottles, plastic bottles PP, or plastic for breastmilk

5. Pumping breast directly into the bottle?
Recommended for container milk when pumping is a wide-mouthed container (eg a small bowl), as if pumping by hand, and good pumping techniques, usually milk will pouring out of the breast. So it is quite difficult if a direct pumping to the bottle. Besides cleaning the containers with wide mouth will also be easier. So it’s best to shelter breast milk using a wide-mouthed container, and then transferred to the container to be used as a storage place of dairy milk in the refrigerator or freezer.

Maybe some of the mothers often ask about how to store breast milk. To answer the question about how to store breast milk that is correct, then through the writings of this time I wanted to share this tips with you.

  1. Be stored in a thermos of ice can last up to 24 hours.
  2. When will be given within 3 months, breast milk is stored at the top of the refrigerator (freezer), frozen at temperatures below -18 degrees Celsius. With this particular storage can be frozen for 6 months. This is usually done in cases when a mother will go in a certain time, so it needs to collect a number of previous breast milk.
  3. When will be given within 72 hours, the milk is stored in a refrigerator (below 5 degrees Celsius, not made in a frozen state).
  4. When will be given within 6 hours after collection can be stored at room temperature, no need to be stored in the refrigerator
Freeze the breastmilk would destroy some of the antibodies in the milk, and should wherever possible using fresh milk. Once stored, the time will be given to the child also needs special handling, namely:
  1. For milk stored in the refrigerator warmed enough by putting the bottle in a container of warm water for 15 minutes, as it shuffled slowly.
  2. Do not heat on the stove and microwave as it will damage the vitamin content in breast milk.
  3. For milk frozen, remove the bottle containing milk frozen breast milk. Half an hour before feeding time, soak in a container of warm water. Or move the frozen milk to the bottom of the freezer the night before. We will use the next day, the milk will melt, then warm. Thawed frozen breast milk that can hold 24 hours in the refrigerator. Remember, do not freeze milk that has been moved back into the refrigerator.
  4. Dispose of unused milk after being given to the baby, do not save back into the refrigerator or heated.
  5. Take the milk is stored based on milk milking time (the first milking should be given first). Record the time and date of milking at the milk storage container.
  6. Give breast milk by using a small spoon bite by bite.
Hopefully information on how to store breast milk above can be useful for you, especially for those of you mothers who are currently breastfeeding a baby of course.

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9 komentar:

Lasmi said...

This is information about how to store the milk in the refrigerator and is very useful for the health of infants and useful to the mother.

Thank you friend for sharing, success always for you

John said...

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