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GUIDELINE FOR BREAST MILK STORAGE




How to store milk

  1. Use clean, food-grade quality breast milk storage bags or containers with tight-fitting lids.

  2. Avoid plastic containing BPAs.


Type of milk












Freshly extracted
  • Out of refrigerator 77F or room temperature. No more than 4 hours.

  • In the refrigerator 40F. No more than 4 days.

  • Freezer shelf life is 6 to 12 months.

NOTE: Expressed milk from multiple sessions can be collected and poured into a single pitcher and subsequently divided into 3-4 ounce containers.












Thawed (previously frozen)
  • Out of refrigerator 77F or room temperature 1 to 2 hours.

  • In the refrigerator 40F. No more than 24 hours.

  • Freezer. NEVER refreeze breast milk that has already been thawed.












Milk left after feeding the baby (The baby didn´t drink all the milk contained in the feeding bottle)
  • It should be used within 2 hours after he stops drinking from a bottle.