The Endurance Period Of Expressed Breast Milk In Refrigerator Storage?
My doctor wants to ask r nI work in the morning r nASIP how long can it last from the refrigerator if I bring plg from work without a coolbag ?? Can I use it for a long time if I get home and put it in the freezer
Expressed breast milk can basically stay at room temperature (about 25 degrees Celsius) for 4-6 hours. If you bring breastmilk on the way home without a cooler bag, and the temperature during the trip is more than 25 degrees Celsius, then of course the resistance of breast milk will decrease from that time period. Therefore, to maintain the resistance of expressed breast milk, it is highly recommended that you bring your breast milk in a cooler bag with added ice packs (ice packs), in which the breast milk can last up to 24 hours.
The durability of expressed breastmilk in refrigerator storage is as follows:
Breastmilk that is placed in the refrigerator (bottom refrigerator) with a temperature of at least 4 degrees Celsius can last for 3-5 days. Breast milk stored in the freezer (upper refrigerator) at -18 degrees Celsius or lower can last up to 6 months
But keep in mind that the longer it is stored, the less nutritional content in breast milk will be (for example, the content of vitamin C). In addition, storage in the freezer can eliminate the content of several substances that play an important role in fighting infection. Therefore, you should avoid storing breast milk for too long, and make sure to attach the date the milk was expressed on the breast milk bottle / bag as a reminder so that the milk that has been expressed first can be used first.
You can read a more detailed explanation of expressed breast milk and how it is stored on the following pages:
Dairy management for working mothers
The correct way to store expressed breast milk
How to pump expressed breast milk
Smooth and increase the quality of breast milk
May be useful,
dr. Muliani Sukiman