What are the recommended storage times for breast milk?
Breastmilk storage guidelines vary depending on where you read! Here is a general guide:
- Up to 5 days in refrigerator
- Up to 3 months in the refrigerator freezer
- Up to 6 months in the deep freezer (-18 C or below)
- Use thawed previously frozen breast milk within 24 hours.
- Do not refreeze previously frozen breast milk.
- Do not reheat breastmilk in the microwave as this can destory important nutrients!