Difficult to make a choice for your new Breast Milk Storage? We wrote this Special Breast Milk Conservation buying guide to help you, with the TOP10 best sellers of the moment, tests, opinions... As in all our shopping guides, we've done our best to help you choose the best Breast Milk Storage!
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|1||Philips Avent Lot of 25 Sachets of Preservation of Breastmilk 180ml||8,90 € 5,99 €||See the offer|
|2||Philips Avent SCF618 / 10 Breast Milk Storage System, Storage Jars 180 ml, ...||18,00 € 13,36 €||See the offer|
|3||200ml Breast Milk Sachets Pre-sterilized Breast Milk Preservation 100pcs Sachet ...||19,99 €||See the offer|
Breast milk storage buying guide
Your breast milk is probably more valuable to you than many other things at this stage of breastfeeding. You are wondering how to store fresh milk that has just been taken from your breasts. Be aware that breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator in breast milk storage containers. There are a few models that can 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 pumping, check your breast pump (manual or electric breast pump) before using it. Check for any damaged or dirty parts that could contaminate your milk with microorganisms such as pathogenic bacteria.
Once the milk has been pumped and stored in a storage container, clearly mark the amount and the date and time for subsequent breastfeeding. You might consider using a permanent marker so that it does not erase if it gets wet.
Always clean the parts of your pump thoroughly by passing them through a sterilizer. Then allow to air dry before storage to avoid mold overgrowth 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 do not have to breastfeed your baby with freshly milk, be sure to freeze it quickly to keep its nutritional qualities.
Try freezing a quantity of milk between 50 to 100 ml. That way you won't have to throw out the 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 the lid of the container until the milk is completely frozen.
Keep the milk in the back of the freezer and not on the door shelves. This will help 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, placing it in a fridge compartment where room temperature ensures light refrigeration, but which at the same time makes it possible to heat the milk. You do not have to reheat it, unless it is your baby's preference.
If you heat the milk, be sure to 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 which could burn your baby.
Always test the temperature of the milk on your wrist before giving it to your little one. If it is hot, wait to feed it until it is comfortable and warm.
Do not shake the milk to mix the fat with the more 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.
- Cooler bag and freezer bag
- Storage bottle
- Freezer trays
The bags of single use freezer are convenient because they can freeze flat and stack up to take up less space in your freezer. The right bags are made of quality materials, BPA free, pre-sterilized and leak resistant. You can also write any dates or other information directly on the bag.
Many options on the market allow you to pump milk directly into the bag to eliminate the risk of contamination. A potential drawback of freezer bags is that they are more likely to be punctured.
If you have a little more space, bottled storage may be a good choice for you. The bottles are reusable if you're looking to produce less waste. To do this, you just need to sterilize them.
You can even draw milk directly from the bottle, store it in the fridge or freezer, then reheat it and then give it to your baby in a bottle. The bottles can also go in your dishwasher for easy cleaning.
If you choose bottles, consider getting reusable labels to clearly write the date your milk was drawn.
You can use freezer trays similar to ice cube trays to store smaller amounts of breast milk. Simply pour your milk into the tray and freeze it. Take out the cubes when you need to defrost the milk.
However, do not use just any tray. Instead, look for BPA-free silicone or other food-grade material. The trays should also have lids to protect the milk from cold burns.
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Last update: 2020-05-27 02:34:44