“A lot of people attribute superlative achievements and strengths to superheroes yet being a super mom garners the same qualities. Raising kids and tending to them requires so much time, mothers also need to work to sustain their needs. If the mom needs to nurse babies, then she should not worry anymore because the solution is freezing breast milk.
There are a lot of advantages when it comes to freezing breast milk, from convenience to healthy solutions. Here are some simple tips on how to freeze and defrost breast milk.
Breast milk can be placed in different containers. There is a specially designed plastic bags for freezing breast milk. If you use an inappropriate container, chances are the milk will expand as it freezes.
When using plastic bags or zip lock for freezing, make sure that there are no holes or airways by zipping it with a masking tape. A larger bag should be used to prevent punctures. You can find these kinds of bag easily as breast milk bags are now manufactured by a lot of companies. The bags should be labeled properly regarding the date of extraction and the amount of milk contained before the milk should be placed.
If you are wondering you can combine freshly extracted milk with another frozen milk. The condition though is the fresh milk must be solidified before being allowed to mix with the previous frozen ones. But take note that, you must be sure that the newer milk is lesser than the already frozen milk. Breast milk’s shelf life is prolonged if you know the concepts of freezing breast milk. With a 20 degrees Celsius below zero freezer, the milk has a shelf life of a year, but in a regular freezer, it can last half a year. Defrosting milk may look messy but actually it is easier that freezing milk. It is ready to be placed in a feeding bottle after it is thawed out by warm water. If the recent defrosted milk is placed in the refrigerator, it can last for 24 hours. It is still advisable to use it immediately after thawing.”