Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Handling BreastMilk


Menjawab pertanyaan dari DD.

Collecting and Storing Breast Milk
• Use sterile glass bottles, plastic bottles or milk storage bags made for breast milk.
• Store breast milk in 2 to 5 ounce portions to avoid wasting breast milk.
• Breast milk from different pumpings can be added together if the milk is pumped during the same 24-hour day.
• Breast milk should be chilled as soon as possible after it is pumped.
• It is normal for pumped milk to vary in color and thickness.
• Stored milk separates into layers. Cream will rise to the top as the milk warms. Mix the milk layers before feeding.
• If you are not going to use the breast milk within 48 hours after pumping, freeze the milk.
Always use freshly pumped milk first. Then use refrigerated or frozen milk by the oldest date first.
• If breast milk has a sour or strange smell, throw it away. If there is any doubt, do not use the milk.

Handling Fresh Breast Milk

• If you washed your hands well before pumping, fresh milk may remain at room temperature (no warmer than 77°F or 25°C) for use in 4 to 8 hours. If you are not going to use it, store it in the refrigerator as soon as possible.
• Refrigerate milk right away if the room, car or outside air temperature is above 77°F or 25°C. When you are away from home, use a lunch box size cooler with an ice pack to keep milk cool.

Breast Milk Storage
These guidelines are for a full-term, healthy baby. You may be given
different guidelines to follow.
• Fresh
Store at room temperature (no warmer than 77°F or 25°C) for use in 4 to 8 hours. If the temperature is higher, cool the milk right away. The milk can be stored in the refrigerator (32 to 39°F or 0 to 3.9°C) for 5 to 7 days.
• Frozen
Frozen milk can be stored for 3 months in the refrigerator freezer and 6 months in a deep freezer (0°F or –17.8°C).
Once thawed, frozen milk can be stored in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Thawing Frozen Breast Milk
• Thaw frozen milk in a cup of warm water. This takes 5 to 10 minutes.
• You can also thaw frozen milk 8 to 12 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Thawed milk can remain refrigerated but should be used within 24 hours.
• Do not thaw breast milk by sitting it on the counter at room temperature.
• Do not warm breast milk in a microwave oven. It can change the breast milk and reduce the quality of the milk. Microwave ovens heat the milk unevenly to cause a chance of burning your baby’s mouth.
Do not refreeze thawed milk

Warming Breast Milk
• Remove the milk from the refrigerator just before using.
• Warm the milk by holding the container under warm running tap water or sit it in a bowl of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes.
• Rotate the bottle gently and test the warmth of the milk by placing a drop on the inside of your wrist before feeding your baby.
• Milk left over in the container after a feeding may be offered at the next feeding before discarding. Do not reheat milk that has been heated. Breast milk can safely stand at room temperature for 1 to 3 hours.
• Do not warm breast milk by sitting it on the counter at room temperature.
• Do not warm breast milk in a microwave oven. It can change the breast milk and reduce the quality of the milk. Microwave ovens heat the milk unevenly to cause a chance of burning your baby’s mouth.

Talk to your baby’s doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

DD, hope this help.. I copy paste from the net jer.. heheheheh... Penerangan bergambar you may check on my prev entry.. :-)

4 comments:

  1. ini pun dah banyak membantu. kalut betol... nasib baik bibik jenis mudah faham instruction dari i... hehehe...

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  2. wah bestnye! thanks for this :) xpenah lagi try simpan breast milk..

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  3. DD: glads this help.

    Syigim: BM memang bole disimpan - up to 3 months.. jgn main-main.. hehheh

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  4. kak...cemane nak bagi susu banyak??? any supplimnt? tq

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