Properly storing your breast milk can make all the difference in how nutritious and health-boosting it is for your child.
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Melanie Raposo: Hi everybody! I'm Melanie Raposo and welcome to Mommy's Minute. Storing your breast milk can make all the difference in how nutritious and health boosting for your child.
First be sure to wash all pumping equipment, containers, and your hands with hot soapy water and be sure that your breast is clean. Also be sure to date your milk before you store it to ensure that your baby gets fresh milk. The best time to pump your breast milk is in the morning when your breast is the fullest. Pump about 2-4 ounces that's the ideal amount.
To store your milk, be sure to use tough plastic or glass container with tight lids to ensure the milk stays fresh. If you refrigerate your milk or store it at room temperature, it will retain more nutrients than if you freeze the milk. To find out tips on how to warm your breast milk properly for feeding time, visit www.ThePregnancyShow.com .