Top 10 Best Breast Milk Storage 2021

Difficult to make a choice for your new Breast Milk Storage? We wrote this special shopping guide Conservation Lait Maternel to help you, with the TOP10 best sellers of the moment, tests, opinions... As in all our buying guides, we've done our best to help you choose the best Breast Milk Storage!

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Buying guide breast milk conservation

Your breast milk is probably more precious to you than many other things at this stage of breastfeeding. You may be wondering how to store fresh milk that has just come out of your breasts. Breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator in breast milk storage containers. There are a few models that may confuse you. But, in order to simplify your choice, we have prepared this buying guide for you.

Expressing milk: some advice on pumping

Before you start expressing your milk, check your breast pump (manual or electric breast pump) before using it. Look for any damaged or dirty parts that could contaminate your milk with microorganisms such as pathogenic bacteria.

Once the milk is pumped and stored in a storage container, clearly mark the quantity and the date and time for later breastfeeding. You may want to consider using a permanent marker so that it does not fade if wet.

Always clean the parts of your pump thoroughly by running them through a sterilizer. Then let them air-dry before storage to prevent the mould growth and accumulation of infectious agents.

On most electric breast pumps, the tube itself should never get wet. It is too difficult to dry it again, which can lead to the growth of pathogens.

Some advice on freezing when storing breast milk

If you don't have to breastfeed your baby with freshly drawn milk, make sure you freeze him quickly to keep his nutritional qualities.

Try to freeze 50 to 100 ml of milk. That way you won't have to throw away thawed milk that your baby hasn't finished.

Leave some air between the top of the container and the top of the milk when freezing to make room for expansion. And wait to tighten the cap or lid on the container until the milk is completely frozen.

Store milk at the back of the freezer and not on the door shelves. This will help to protect your milk any change in temperature.

Some defrosting tips

Always use breast milk with the longest shelf life.

Simply defrost the milk overnight in your refrigerator, by placing it in a compartment of the fridge where the ambient temperature ensures a light refrigerationbut at the same time allows the milk to be heated. You don't have to heat it unless your baby prefers it.

If you heat the milk, make sure you keep the container closed during the process. Hold it under a stream of hot (not hot) water or place it in a bowl of warm water.

Do not use your microwave oven or even the bottle warmer to heat milk. This could alter its nutritional qualities or bring it to a high temperature that could burn your baby.

Always test the temperature of the milk on your wrist before you give it to your sweetheart. If it is warm, wait to feed it until it is comfortable and warm.

Do not shake the milk to mix the fat with the watery part. Instead, gently swirl the milk to incorporate it.

What are the storage options for storing breast milk?

There are many choices for storing breast milk in your fridge and freezer. What you choose will depend on your preferences and your budget.