When And How To Store Expressed Breast Milk?
Good evening r nI want to ask, Asi, the storage time at room temperature is 4 hours, now the count of hours starts from the time the milk is finished or starts after the first time the child drank ?? r n 4-6 hours) to my child, what are the side effects ?? r nThank you
Hello Mrs. Nur Aisyah,
Breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition for babies. Not only that, breast milk contains important components that can maintain a child's immune system. The best breastfeeding for babies is by breastfeeding them directly, but many breastfeeding mothers need to do activities outside the home so it is important to know how to store ASIP (breast milk) properly.
ASIP can last up to 6 hours from the time you express breastmilk if stored at room temperature (about 25 degrees Celsius). whereas if stored in a cool box it can last up to 24 hours. And if stored in the refrigerator (with a temperature of at least 4 degrees Celsius) it can last up to 5 days, and will last longer if stored in the freezer which can last up to 6 months. It is better if ASIP is given once to drink, ma'am, don't save the ASIP that has been consumed again.
The impact of giving ASIP that has been more than 6 hours at room temperature includes: reduced antibody components, changes in the taste of ASIP, to the risk of breastfeeding that has been contaminated with bacteria in the vicinity that can cause digestive disorders in children.
Therefore, pay attention to hygiene, storage methods and how to serve ASIP carefully, ma'am. Next, I attach an interesting article related to your question. May be useful.
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