In the storage of milk, milk will last up to 24 hours in a certain temperature. Meanwhile, if you store it in a room with a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, it is safe to consume for 24 hours while for room temperature 19-22 degrees it will last for 10 hours, for your baby who keeps it at room temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, the baby should be consumed at 4 times. -8 hours. You do not need to worry that the refrigerator temperature which ranges from 0-4 degrees Celsius will make breast milk last for 3-8 days and is still safe for consumption by babies. Another way to store expressed breast milk is to put it in the freezer so that it freezes, before consumption the baby must go through the thawing process, immediately thaw or heat your breast milk and do not leave it for four hours in the room. Also pay attention to your milk storage container so that it is still protected from microorganisms during storage. For those of you who store in the refrigerator or freezer, you should pay attention to the storage place, made of hard plastic, glass with a fitting lid, you can also use a special bag for breastmilk or choose a cooler designed to freeze and store breast milk.
Here are some ways you can heat breastmilk that is safe for your baby to consume:
1. Take the breast milk which will be heated. If you freeze the breast milk in the freezer, you should not keep it at room temperature for too long, immediately place the container in warm water
2. When you are going to heat the breast milk, try not to boil it, especially if you heat it directly on the stove, you should use the steam method of heating breast milk.
3.When you store in the refrigerator, the temperature will change the structure of the breastmilk, but this will not affect the health of your baby, the milk will break down so that it becomes cream and milk so that to check the temperature of breastmilk you can stir it slowly to mix the milk ingredients .
4. Avoid using the microwave to heat breast milk because it will kill the cells in the breast milk which will help your baby fight various types of diseases. In addition, the uneven heat will make your baby’s mouth hurt.
5. Breastmilk that has been heated or thawed should not be re-frozen, this will affect the nutritional content in the breast milk.