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What is the longest breast milk can be frozen? I saved my milk in freezer for about 10 months & was wondering if my son can drink it after its thawed?

What is the longest breast milk can be frozen? I saved my milk in freezer for about 10 months & was wondering if my son can drink it after its thawed?

Depends on freezer: Only listing that says safe for 10 months of storage is an upright deep freezer. He's an article I reviewed - hope you find it helpful! http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/recommendations/handling_breastmilk.htm ...Read more

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Is it safe to keep expressed breast milk in the the fridge not freezer if yes for how long, and can I express and stop and be adding it gradually aga?

Is it safe to keep expressed breast milk in the the fridge not freezer if yes for how long, and can I express and stop and  be adding it gradually aga?

Storing breast milk : Freshly expressed breast milk can be stored: • room temperature for up to 6 hours. • insulated cooler.With ice packs for up to one day. • refrigerator in the back of the refrigerator — not the door — for up to 5-8 days • freezer in a standard refrigerator freezer for up to three to 6 months and in a chest freezer for up to 6-12 months. Place the milk in the back of the freezer — not the door. ...Read more

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How long is breast milk good for in the fridge & freezer?

How long is breast milk good for in the fridge & freezer?

1 Week 6 months: One week in the fridge, be sure and use the back of the fridge rather than the fridge doors, since it's cooler. In your freezer breast milk can be stored for six months. ...Read more

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How to dry up breast milk?

How to dry up breast milk?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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How can I ship breast milk?

How can I ship breast milk?

Yes you can: Apparently if you do it properly you can ship it. If frozen you can keep it frozen with dry ice or if you want it refrigerated use gel packs. Ship it overnight with one of the express carriers and make sure they are aware of the contents. ...Read more

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Tips to reduce breast milk?

Tips to reduce breast milk?

3 main plans: Some prefer a quick method, bind up with super sized ace wrap & or pre-pregnancy bra & stop all feeds.You are miserable for a while but it works. Some drop one feeding a day until their supply drops off. Some use the baby or a breast pump to soften the the breast when it gets painful but but only enough to release the pressure while supplementing baby for the rest of the feeding. ...Read more

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What does breast milk contain?

Protein, fat, carbs: The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months for a good reason. The proteins in breastmilk are easily digested and immunoglobulins protect your baby from bacteria and viruses. The fat help with brain and eye development. Breastmilk also contains vitamins and carbohydrates (mainly lactose) in the perfect combinations for your baby's health. ...Read more

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How to bring back my breast milk?

How to bring back my breast milk?

Supplements: It might be worth trying a supplement like fenugreek. This might increase your milk supply. ...Read more

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Why do I have breast milk no baby?

Why do I have breast milk no baby?

Get evaluated: Pregnancy of course is the most common reason for breast milk production. There can be other causes such as an overproduction of certain hormones like prolactin. Get evaluated, best wishes. ...Read more

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How to increase my breast milk flow?

How to increase my breast milk flow?

Make sure you are: well hydrated...drink plenty of healthy fluids such as water and low fat milk.Nurse often, which will stimulate milk letdown and release, but not so much that you get sore.Also, make sure you are nursing in a quiet restful area,so that you can relax and enjoy the closeness with your baby.Stress may decrease the flow, so try to relax.If you feel your milk supply is not good, please talk to your MD. ...Read more