It is a fact that every mother needs to feed breast milk to their baby, but the obstacle is that majority of women are working to earn a livelihood and are struggling a lot; they cannot be with their children for all the time. That is why the women were in search of some suggestions and guidelines by which they can store their breast milk for their children so that they can work freely without any stress of their children’s diet. So, for their betterment, a proper guide will be described in the upcoming paragraphs with relevant examples by which every mother can store their breast milk without any stumbling block. So, have a look at guide to storing breast milk to provide the nutrition milk to your child.
- The temperature of a room
First of all, if you think that you can store the breast milk in your room, then you should follow some guidelines, so the first and the foremost step which should be followed by you while storing the breast milk in a room is that the milk should not have direct contact with heat or sunlight. Apart from that, you need to know that the breast milk can stay fresh for 3 hours if you are keeping it in the room because a room produces heat, and this heat can easily ruin the freshness of breast milk.
For instance, you have stored the breast milk in a bottle and place it in a room for your baby, so at that time, if your baby finishes the whole milk, then it is well and good. But if he/she does not finishes the milk, then you to feed him/her again between the 3 hours; otherwise, you should throw it after 3 hours because it can ruin the health of a baby if it gets stored more than 3 hours in a room. This is how you can store the breast milk in your room.
- How long can it be stayed fresh in a freezer?
Apart from keeping it in a room, you can also store the breast milk in the fridge. As we all know, the fridge is the most common and useful solution to store food, and it is a fact that the fridge helps us to keep our food as fresh for a long time. Now, if we talk about breast milk, then you will be happy to know that the breast milk can stay fresh for at least four days in the refrigerator, but always remember that the temperature of the fridge should not be exceeded than 4 degrees.
Along with that, you should always remember that the bottle or container in which you are storing the milk should be kept at the back of the fridge where the fluctuations of temperature do not occur. Moreover, you should know that if you take out the milk from the fridge, and if you keep it out of the fridge for a long time, then you should not store it in the fridge again because the quality of milk gets ruined once you take it out for a long time.
At last, you should also keep remembering about one thing, that does not give milk directly to your baby after taking it out from the fridge, because it will be so cold and your baby will find obstacles while drinking it. At that time, you need to warm it, but do not place it in the microwave to make it warm, all you need to pour some warm water on the bottle or container in which you have stored the milk. Once you poured the warm water into the bottle, then you will understand that it has brought the normal temperature of the milk. In this way, you can use the fridge to store your breast milk in the most precise way.
- How to check the quality of breast milk?
As you have got an exact idea of storing the breast milk after going through the above-mentioned description, still you should always remember that whether you are keeping it in a room or storing it in the fridge, you need to check out the quality of the milk every time, you feed it to your child. So to check out the quality of milk, first of all, you need to smell it, and if you think that the smell of the milk is sour, then it is not fresh, you should throw it out because the spoilage milk always has an off-putting scent.
Apart from that, if the smell or appearance of milk is a little weird, then you need to double-check it to make sure that it is safe or not for your child. There is a most useful suggestion for you regarding the freshness of this milk, which is you should always check out the cream of the milk, always remember that if you small chunks floating on the milk, then it gives a doubt regarding the freshness of the milk. And if the cream of the milk doesn’t separate easily from the milk, then you should know that it is not fresh and good for your child. So, in this way, you can check out the quality of the milk easily and effectively.
The final verdict
To sum up, it is crystal clear that with the help of the above-mentioned steps, you can easily keep your breast milk fresh for a long time