Tips on Expressing Breast Milk

  • Express after a breast feed.
  • Express from both breasts even if for a few minutes each side.
  • Express into a sterilized container.
  • Date and amount of milk expressed should be written on the container.
  • Keep expressed breast milk in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
  • Expressed breast milk may be frozen for three months.
  • Defrost and use oldest frozen milk first.
  • Defrost naturally and not in the microwave.
  • Heat breast milk by placing container in a jug of hot water.
  • Test the temperature of milk on your skin before giving it to baby.

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