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Milk Storage, Safety, and More

For many mothers, breastfeeding sometimes involves pumping and storing their milk so that it may be fed to be their baby at another time, or by another caregiver. It’s a responsibility that comes with many questions, including: How long can milk be stored—in a cooler, in the fridge, or in the freezer? What are the optimal conditions for milk storage? How long can it be left out at room temperature? How does the process of storing breastmilk change it? What are the best practices for milk storage and handling? Tune in for Marie’s explanation of the best evidence-based recommendations for optimal storage times, temperatures, and containers based on the needs of the infant and the overall situation. Questions? E-mail radio@breastfeedingoutlook.com anytime.

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