I have been meaning to post this for a while, but I waited until after I spoke about Breastfeeding and going back to work at the Experts Lounge at the Mamma Magic expo in Cape Town this past weekend.
Breast milk storage guidelines is something I have known since my studies as a dietitian, but often forget purely because of all the numbers and specifics related to it. So I decided to make this visual which can be stuck on the fridge so we cant forget. Why is this something worth knowing you may ask? Breastfeeding mothers who are planning to go back to work often need to express milk to have their own milk available to be fed to their babies by a caregiver. Mothers with babies admitted in the hospital or who will be separated from their babies need to express and store breast milk. Mothers who are so selflessly donating their breast milk also need to know the storage specifics to comply with donating regulations. There are many more reasons to express and store your breast milk…which ever it may be we just don’t want to waste a single drop of that precious liquid. So for me that is why having the right storage guidelines on hand can help us to prevent breast milk from going down the drain (cringe) and rather into a baby.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like a copy of the Breast milk Storage Guide.