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What are the best ways to store breast milk?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Fridge: You can store breast milk in the refrigerator for up to 8 days and in the freezer compartment for up to 2 weeks. If your freezer has a separate door, you can store breast milk for 3-6 months. Be sure to clean containers (plastic or glass) in a dishwasher or wash with hot, soapy water. It's best to fill individual containers with the amount of milk your baby will need for just one feeding.
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See below: Freezing breast milk provides the longest storage. In the refrigerator, i would not store for longer than 24 hours.
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What is the best way to store breast milk?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Frozen.: In a separate freezer compartment, not a freezer "box" inside a refrigerator.
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Whats the best way to store breast milk?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Freezer: Breast milk can be safely stored in the freezer for many months.
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Last updated Sep 25, 2013
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