Common Questions and Answers about Breast milk reheat
Breast milk is super-resistant to bacteria. It's way more durable than formula, which means that you can leave it out a while and refrigerate it and the baby can still drink it. Look up La Leche League for information.
I am going to need to get a breast pump. I've heard some insurances will cover them but I need to have one so what is the best kind and where is the place to get one?
How can I store the breast milk... can I freeze it or something so when I'm at work n my husband has the baby he has it to give her?
She should swirl the milk from the fridge, only offer half or less at a time. If baby is hungry, she can offer/warm more.
Once the milk has been warmed it should be used w/in the hour, and once it has been drank from, it should be used immediately. Any unused portion should be discarded.
s reheated, swirl the bottle to mix the layers. there is research that indicates shaking breastmilk breaks down some of it beneficial components.
http://www.justmommies.com/articles/breast-milk-storage.shtml has a nice chart showing storage guidelines.
as for how much to pump for a feed, in general the guidelines are to pump for 10-15 minutes. my baby generally took 2-3 ounces per feed in the first months, then 3-4 ounces per feed up til 6 months.
The ideal way to use frozen stored milk is to thaw it in the fridge then use as soon as possible. You can also warm it up but be careful not to overheat the milk. Also, reheat the milk only once after the initial reheat. It's best to thaw only as much as you'll need in a day. I followed those guidelines--from medical professionals--when I bf'd my daughter & they worked well. Also be sure to follow breastmilk storage guidelines, which you can easily find on the Net.
When I went to reheat in microwave to feed her I heated it for 20 seconds and it smelt like rotten milk. It was barely warm.
Also I added a poll under 18-34 for a suggestion on a home made baby food forum.
At this time, the accepted practice is not to refreeze thawed milk. While some mothers and caregivers reheat expressed milk that was leftover and refrigerated after a previous feeding, there is no research on the safety of this practice.
yummy lol and cheap. Make casseroles and freeze them so u can reheat. Chocolate milk is filling and good calcium+ vit D. Get a cheap powdered mix and store brand milk. Quesadillas arent bad in price. Cheap tortillas, store brand block cheese,and salsa. Pancakes are cheap. You should try shopping at a 99 cent store they have great choices for a buck. Hope that helped a little. Take care.
I usually prepare a healthy dinner by around 7pm, which can take me upto 2 hours sometimes. But when hubby comes home it's already 9pm and i have to reheat our dinner in the microwave before eating.
I sometimes also prepare extra quantity to have for lunch the next day. so i pack and store it in the fridge, and reheat it in the microwave the following day around 1pm.
Does the nutritional value reduce / disappear if meals are reheated in the microwave and consumed a day later?
You can boil it (if its chicken breast) then shred it up by hand, then cook some onion tomato and corn in a skillet then add the chicken when its almost done to reheat it. Have some amazing chicken tacos! Mmmmhhhmmm!
and today i gave it too him but its very watery. is that normal for breastmilk. he usually has milk run out of the corner of his mouth a little bit and its very white but when i gave him the bottle that had been in the fridge it was more clear and watery.
i feel like its not as good as if i just feed him from my breast.
Cook them ahead of time so you can just reheat them and have a variety. Consider whether half a piece of fruit is okay as well. Half an apple or banana might be okay, but check with your dietician. You could have some unsweetened almond milk. You might have some nut butter on celery. Or maybe hummus as a vegetable dip.
I always used the plastic bags to reheat stored milk in and then poured it in the bottles. Although my Avent sterlizer got nuked with all the bottles in it. Oh well. Two healthy babies who occasionally ate dirt, and bugs, and god knows what else when they were two.
graham crackers and lactose-free milk- breakfast
dinner of chicken nuggets/thin tenderloin breast strips (thicker chicken breast to difficult to chew) or fishsticks/filets are frequent selections along with canned or frozen vegetable or well cooked carrots and perhaps potato or rice or sweet potato
lunch- nut-chopped to smitherines macadamia nuts (about 5), pro-biotic yogurt, a pear/pear halves, popcorn w/smart balance & salt, cheerios w/rice milk
I take multi-vitamin, calcium citrate and
Subway veggie delight, fruit smoothies, chocolate milk, homemade fruit salads, oatmeal, multigrain cereals, grilled chicken, a lot of water, grilled cheese sandwiches, egg omelets.. Mmm well that's some of the things I eat..
No its not milk yet its the beginning stages of milk lol not sure what's the correct term for it honestly when I first saw it I was freaking out I didn't know I was pregnant and it was my first child but you will get a little of leaking of that stuff if u don't want in on ur bra you can buy breast pads congratulations
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