Breast milk preservation
Breast milk preservation method
As a working woman who has just been promoted to become a treasure mother, she has to face a difficult choice after maternity leave. Should she continue to breastfeed her baby at home, or return to the workplace to continue working hard? Faced with the dilemma, many people advocate for new mothers to breastfeed their babies. If you express your breast milk the day before going to work to save it, your baby can drink nutritious and beneficial breast milk even if the new mother is not with your baby the next day. Here, the method of breast milk preservation has become a topic of concern to mothers. What is the specific operation of breast milk preservation method? Lets come look.
1. Prepare a breast pump and milk storage appliances
Breast pumps and milk storage appliances are best to be frozen and well-sealed plastic products. It is not recommended to use glass and metal products, which will affect the nutritional activity of breast milk.
2. Sucking milk
You can squeeze your breast milk into storage the day before or before you go to work, and paste the milking date and time on the outside of the container, so that you can clearly know the shelf life of breast milk. There are two types of breast pumps: manual and automatic. The mothers choose the usage according to their own habits. Generally, it takes 10 minutes to suck out 60-120ml of milk. It is recommended that mothers with sufficient milk should suck milk every 3 hours to maintain the continuous secretion of milk and prevent weaning.
Put the milk bottle with the date label in the refrigerator for storage. It should be noted that the milk in the milk storage bottle should not be too full to prevent freezing and breaking. Under normal circumstances, 0-4 ℃ can be stored for 8 days.
When you take it out for drinking, you need to thaw it, and you can directly use a hot water bottle to warm it to the right temperature.
Breast milk storage time
Everyone knows that breast milk is the best natural food for babies, and no food can replace the nutritional effects that breastfeeding brings to the baby. During the breastfeeding process, the baby not only gets "rations" from the mother, but it is also an important stage to strengthen the immune system. But in modern society, many mothers have multiple jobs and cannot breastfeed during working hours. This requires the breast milk to be squeezed out in advance to save it for later use, so the preservation time of breast milk has become a topic of concern for treasurers.
Generally speaking, there are two types of breast milk preservation, one is preservation at room temperature, and the other is preservation under refrigeration:
Room temperature storage is mainly carried out without refrigeration equipment. The storage time is relatively short. The specific storage time needs to be determined according to the current room temperature. If the indoor temperature is low, it can generally be stored for 24 hours, but If the indoor temperature is relatively high, the storage time varies from 6 hours to 12 hours. Therefore, in order to prevent babies from eating stale breast milk, it is recommended that pregnant mothers do not store breast milk at room temperature in summer.
Refrigerated storage is the practice of Baoma squeezing out breast milk in advance and storing it in refrigerators and other cold storage equipment to keep it fresh. Refrigeration can keep breast milk for a longer period of time. Generally, it can be stored for at least a few days and as long as several months. However, if it is not a special situation, it is recommended that mothers do not store breast milk for so long. After all, if you leave it for too long, the active ingredients in breast milk may be lost or deteriorated.