The Correct Way To Store Breast Milk And The Time Duration When Warmed From The Refrigerator?
Hello doctor .. I just gave birth to my first child … my child just stepped on 12 days … and I gave it full breast milk … my breast milk, kept in a mini refrigerator that is one door … how long can it last ?? If the milk is put deeper … the milk can freeze itself … does that include a freezer or a fridge ?? Continue to time and the right duration to be warmed up to be given baby to drink how long ??
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Following is the recommended method for storing dairy milk (ASIP):
Make sure you express milk with a well-cleaned pump and store ASIP in a well-washed and sterilized container or in a disposable ASIP bag
Give the date on the bottle or ASIP storage bag before you store ASIP
Save ASIP in small amounts (60-120cc) to avoid wasted ASIP if the baby is not drinking up
We recommend that you immediately store ASIP in the refrigerator or freezer immediately after milking
Do not re-freeze ASIP that has been unloaded from the freezer and thawed in the refrigerator
Do not store ASIP with food or other raw materials.
The ASIP endurance is as follows:
at room temperature (19 to 26 degrees Celsius), ASIP can last 4 hours (ideal) up to 6 hours (still acceptable)
if stored in a well-insulated cooler bag (-15 to 4 degrees Celsius), ASIP can last for 24 hours
if stored in the refrigerator (less than 4 degrees Celsius), ASIP can last 72 hours (ideal) up to 8 days (still acceptable)
if stored in a 1-door refrigerator freezer (-15 degrees Celsius), ASIP can last 2 weeks
if stored in a 2-door refrigerator freezer (-18 degrees Celsius), ASIP can last 3-6 months
if stored in a freezer (deep freezer) (-20 degrees Celsius), ASIP can last 6-12 months
As noted above, if you store it in the refrigerator at a temperature of less than 4 degrees Celsius, ASIP can last for 72 hours (3 days) to 8 days. Even though you store ASIP in the refrigerator which is deeper and freezing, you still keep ASIP in the refrigerator because the possibility of freezing is not evenly distributed if not actually stored in the freezer.
There is no fixed standard on how long you have to heat ASIP. Basically, baby's preference for the temperature of milk taken can vary, so you have to adjust it to your own baby's wishes. One thing is for sure, you must make sure that the milk you give is not too hot so it can burn the baby's mouth. Test the temperature of milk by dripping a little milk on your hand. Make sure you heat up by soaking the ASIP storage container (bottle or ASIP bag) in warm water, don't boil it or heat it in the microwave.
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