The importance of exclusive breastfeeding is to provide optimal growth for your baby’s growth and development so that it can maximize immunity to the baby. Besides, the nutritional content in breast milk is more perfect than formula milk. For those of you who are giving breast milk to babies, you don’t have to worry about stale breast milk in your body. This is just a myth that develops in society. Actually, if you are going to travel, you can give your baby breast milk by expressing it and storing it in a new breast milk bottle, preferably stored at the right temperature such as in the refrigerator. You can express your milk regularly according to your needs.
Expressing breastmilk regularly can help you reduce the risk of swelling and hardening that occurs in your breasts, some swelling and hardening conditions that occur in breastfeeding mothers if not treated will affect the supply of milk in the breasts and will certainly create uncomfortable conditions for pregnant women. You don’t need to worry about your supply of breast milk because the way your breasts work is quite simple because the more they are released, the production will always be maintained and increased, so make an effort to provide breastfeeding equipment whether you are in the office or at home.
If you find your baby’s milk physically separated into two layers after being stored, the top layer is thicker and the bottom layer looks runny, this does not mean that your breast milk is stale. In normal circumstances fresh breastmilk smells sweet and has an odor while breastmilk that is stored in the refrigerator for some time has a smelly, sour taste and tastes like soap, sometimes due to the excessive content of breast milk containing the enzyme lipase, so that the fat contained in it. Breast milk will be broken down by the enzyme lipase and will not harm the baby.
If you find that the stored milk has a change in smell and sharp taste (smells sour, rancid and bitter) and your baby refuses it and breastfeeding should not be given because first Even so, you can take precautions by heating the breast milk, namely soaking the breast milk in hot water for a while until the breast milk feels warm, then if you get too long breastmilk you can heat 82 degrees Celsius or until bubbles appear on the side of the pan. Do not let the breastmilk boil, then cool it down immediately.