Frozen and refrigerated breastmilk!

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@eecuadrado:  You can run the bag (from frozen or thawed in fridge) under warm water until it’s the right temperature.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I worked in infant care as my career, so I can give you the Massachusetts state regulations!

We have to move it from the freezer to the fridge to let it defrost. Then when you go to warm it up, put it in room temp/warm water first, so the milk doesn’t seperate or break down. Then you can heat it once it’s room temp!

For refridgerated breast milk, you can stick that right under hot water or in the bottle warmer (though you can’t have a bottle warmer in the infant care center I worked at)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@eecuadrado:  what ever you do… dont warm it in the microwave. you will kill all of the good flora and essential nutrients.

You can buy bottle warmers.  They work of a steam type action. You pour your defrosted cold milk into the bottle your going to feed from then put it in the warmer for a few mins…I used to use one for my bubba girl when i needed to suppliment feeding or used frozen EBM. Tomee Tippee to a good one (if you have that brand in the us) as it has a timer and temperature control depending on the amount in the bottle .

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  I’m so happy you made this post because I had no idea how to handle breastmilk that had been frozen or in the fridge.

Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and just general handling of milk is going to be my toughest area of parenthood for a while. Totally nervous about it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I defrost it in the fridge and warm it by placing the bag in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.  My son is also pretty good about taking it cold; if we’re out and about I can pull a bottle directly from the cooler bag and feed it to him.

I don’t even have a bottle warmer.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@eecuadrado:  do you own any books on infant care? What to expect the first year and (my fave) Baby 411 are a wealth of information and will help you learn about taking care of an infant. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@eecuadrado:  just a thought that it may be good to do some research and understand how to take care of your baby. Baby 411 is big but broken down into easy sections. I wouldn’t rely on crowd sourcing information on the internet. 

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Check out Kellymom for some good info on breast milk collection, storage, and use.  Very, VERY informative 🙂

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