Breast milk thaw

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Avatar f tn 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?
8526246 tn?1405601876 How long after pumping is breast milk good for without refrigerating or do I have to refrigerate right away? I want to pump and feed without having to refrigerate and thaw but not sure if its not ok to do so.
Avatar f tn I plan on breastfeeding/pumping for 6 months, maybe longer but I was told I could freeze breast milk in certain bottles, my question is how long can breast milk still be good frozen
435762 tn?1244682620 At room temperature 4-8h, or if you pop it back in the fridge 3-8 days. We thaw breast milk and then leave it out at RT or put it back in the fridge all the time (not the freezer though) and have not had any problems. Be sure to check for souring though if you do this.
Avatar f tn I'm doing research about storage for breast milk. I want something that's cost effective and will work. I'm not looking to create a huge stash of frozen milk because I don't have the space in my freezer nor do I have a deep freeze (yay apartment living). I have looked into the disposable bags. What a money sink. Plus the reviews I read do not put much faith into me using them. I came across a mom's blog about using mason jars.
Avatar f tn The baggies are great I keep them in the freezer and they thaw a lot quicker in just a few minutes and the milk will be warm. I lay the baggies flat in the freezer so they don't take up room and they thaw and warm faster. Also no to the nipple shields those should only be used in extreme situations. They can confuse the baby to stop taking your nipple and can actually cause a decrease in milk production.
Avatar f tn Our hospital hands out flyers with breast feeding and milk storage tips when you leave the hospital. I breastfeed but my little one didnt take a bottle so i cant help you with the tips! There are lots of guidelines though like how long in the fridge and or freezer and how long at room temp!
Avatar f tn With my first child I did breast feeding for a year, but when I tried transitioning her from breast to bottle, it was A PAIN! She refused to take the bottle, so now I want to try to do both.. I bought a breast pump, so I'm wondering how does the whole freezing your milk process work? How long is it good for? How do you unfreeze it? Or boil it? Thank you for your time!
Avatar f tn When I pump I feed on one side and pump the other but everyone is different. Try pumping next to your baby it help stimulate milk production. I bet you are getting less from pumping because your supply has evened out. As for thawing milk I believe you should refrigerate to thaw but I don't remember off hand. Milk is good pumped then fridge for 5-7 days.
1661682 tn?1313135396 so ive got a breast pump just in case but i was wondering if breast milk can go in the firdge and get warmed up when its needed and if it can go in the fridge how long can it stay in there for.
374593 tn?1257879950 If the thawed milk (which will last only about 6 months max in the freezer) has turned, it will thaw into a very watery state, not like refrigerated milk. After mixing it around with the floaties, it will no longer have the creamy beige color that breastmilk typically has. It will be grey or slightly green. And it will smell like rotten food, not sour like bad milk, although I have heard of it smelling sour as well.
823825 tn?1265071431 hi im new in here n i have a question bout breast milk i breast feed on one side n the other side leak so i took the baby bottle so i can save it how long is breast milk good for??
Avatar f tn never boil your breastmilk. it will destroy a lot of its beneficial qualities. In the fridge, you can keep it for 3 to 5 days. Everyone's milk is different, so you can sniff it to see if it's still good. In the freezer- depends on the freezer. If it's part of a freezer/fridge combo that gets opened frequently, the rule is 3-6 months. If it's a chest freezer, 6-12 months. It is also good at room temp for a few hours.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn When thawing the milk just run hot tap water in a cup and place the bag in the cup. It takes 5-10 minutes to thaw. Never boil breast milk and never shake it just stir. If you ever feel you need to make more milk just pump more often. Production is supply and demand the more you demand the more you will supply. To make more it takes 5-10 days. Hope you get a good freezer stock and congratulations and good luck. If you have questions I'll be glad to answer.
435139 tn?1255460391 thaw in the refrigerator overnight or under cool running water. Gradually increase the temperature of the water to heat the milk to feeding temperature. Refrigerated milk: Warm the milk under warm running water for several minutes. Or immerse the container in a pan of water that has been heated on the stove. Do not heat the milk directly on the stove. Some babies accept milk right from the refrigerator. Do not bring temperature of milk to boiling point.
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5913031 tn?1382391190 How long is breast milk good for in the refrigerator??
997993 tn?1290751148 If you thaw milk out, can it be used after being at room temperature for several hours until the baby needs it or will it go bad?
6354932 tn?1380574292 That way other people can help me out by bottle feeding them my breast milk if i need a break or anything.
1839630 tn?1346513783 I would like to have bottles in the fridge kept in a rotation so they are easily accessible and fresh but I am thinking bags to freeze extra. I know you are supposed to use the oldest first but it seems silly to freeze milk just to thaw it out daily when i can (hopefully) keep what i need in the fridge and freeze extra. won't it loose some of its properties being frozen and dethawed?
9771234 tn?1405793808 I never warmed milk or formula. At most I would thaw frozen breast milk under hot running water and just use room temp water for formula. My reason for doing it like that is so baby doesn't get accustomed to only drinking warm milk.
377493 tn?1356502149 I'd also keep in mind when you freeze milk to put it in the back of the freezer and thaw stuff that's been in there longer. When my son switched to whole milk we were empting out the freezer and found milk that was SEVERAL months old - like 11...
Avatar f tn Breast milk can be stored in the freezer for 6 months. When you take it out put it in a bottle in a pot of hot water, don't put it in the microwave. & no it shouldn't be watered down.
Avatar f tn 48 hours in the refrigerator and 6 months in the Freezer. If you are going to Freeze your Breast milk, thaw it in the refrigerator completely before you heat it, or it will look clumpy and unappealing.
Avatar f tn I'm trying to choose the best breast pump and milk storage system I can find. I travel extensively for work and I'll even be pumping in the car. I found the Kiinde system; which looks awesome. But, I'm not sure what I will be able to express from each breast at each pumping session. Ideally, I would like to pump directly into the storage bag, freeze it, thaw it, and feed directly from the bag. That is how the Kiinde system is intended to be used.
Avatar f tn You can leave fresh breast milk you just pumped out for 6 hours at room temp.
Avatar f tn When we take it out of the freezer and put it in the water to thaw, the milk starts leaking out of 10 different places. I NEVER had this problem before with any other brand. Is it the bag or am I doing it wrong? Like I said, I used to thaw milk like this with DD and never had this problem.