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!