When you’re storing breast milk, you always want to start with clean hands! Wash yours in hot soapy dishwashing liquid and then dry with a clean kitchen cloth or bath-towel so that you don’t have paper towel residue on your hands.
With my hands clean, I try to take the freshly pumped breastmilk and pour it carefully into a breast milk storage bag. I hold the bag open with one hand and then I pour carefully with the other – trying not to spill! And yes, I have cried over split milk (aka liquid gold).
Freezing Breast Milk
In the video, I share the AAP recommendations on freezing breast milk. There is a lot of detail so I put up some graphics to help you guys out.
Thawing Breast Milk
Freezing is just the tip of the ice berg (ha ha, terrible joke I know, sorry!). How you thaw is a very important step in this process. Never thaw or heat breastmilk in boiling water or in the microwave! Watch the video for more instructions…
Click here for more on which breast milk storage bag to use.
What tips do you have for breast milk storage that you can share? Comment below – I would love to hear from you!