When it comes to storing your breast milk this is an important number to remember.
4 hours without refrigeration
4 days in the fridge
4 months in the freezer
These are so many websites with so many different answers but if you just remember the NUMBER 4 you will be fine. There is so much to remember as a new mom so remembering the number 4 should be easy!!!
Here are a few more tips:
1. Store milk in 2-3 oz portions
2. Store milk in plastic breastfeeding storage bags (bottles take up too much room in the freezer
3. Let small amounts of milk come to the same temperature before combining them.
4. Remove milk from freezer and let defrost in fridge.
5. You can warm milk up by bag in glass of warm water.
6. Once you defrost-do not refreeze.
7. Once defrosted-use within 24 hours
8. DO NOT MICROWAVE
9. Milk may separate during freezing-swirl gently before feeding.
10. Once fed to baby do not re-feed after 1 hour. So, start with small...
I made Lactation cookies last night. I was searching all over the internet for a healthy lactation cookie recipe. Most recipes I found were basic oatmeal cookies (unhealthy and filled with sugar) with a few other items thrown in! I wanted to make something healthy that contained some galactagogues (food that increases milk supply=oats, brewer's yeast, whole grains).
They were delicious. Unfortunately, they did not stay together as cookies or bars. They were very crumbly so I turned it into GRANOLA. We ate it over yogurt. It would be good on ice cream or in a bowl with milk. Or just with a spoon. Or with your fingers!
Anyone can make and eat this yummy recipe. If you are not breastfeeding, this granola will not make you produce milk so DON'T WORRY!
If you are have a low milk supply, do not assume that eating this granola wi...
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Top 25 reasons why breastfeeding is better than formula for you, your baby and the environment
1. It is CHEAPER!. An estimate of formula required for one year is approximately 1200 dollars for the basic formula (http://bfcaa.com/cost-of-formula-feeding/) and that doesn't include the costs associated with bottles, bottle cleaners, nipples and bottle warmers.
2. It is quicker. Breast milk is readily available and is always at the right temperature. You don't have to make any bottles or warm anything up.
3. It is portable and doesn't require any additions supplies. You won't forget anything on your way out the door.
4. Breastfeeding helps pass meconium (the first black, tarry poop).
5. Breastfeeding helps Mom loose weight. It takes approximately an additional 500 calories a day to exclusively breastfeed. (https://k...
I am an occupational therapist (OT). I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1993.
The R after the OT means that I am registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy which “serves the public interest by advancing client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification standards and the validation of knowledge essential for effective practice in occupational therapy” (http://www.nbcot.org/about-us).
The L means that I am licensed by the State of California. The State of California requires occupational therapists to maintain their license by participating in 24 hours of continuing competency every two years. This requirement helps maintain the aptitudes, capabilities and expertise of their members. This ensures the quality of care and treatment of clients.
I am also an IBCLC which stands for Internationa...