How to Store Breast Milk

First and foremost, keep in mind when storing breast milk that the smell, thickness, and color of your milk will be contingent upon your diet, so try not to compare too much with other mommies!

  • Fresh breast milk can stay out at room temperature for 4-8 hours, while fresh milk in a refrigerator can be stored for 3-8 days before it needs to be used or thrown out.
  • Thawed milk in the refrigerator is a different story. You will need to use that within 24 hours of taking it out of the freezer and putting it in the refrigerator.
  • As far as milk stored in a typical house freezer, it should be good for up to 6 months, but do not thaw and re-freeze.

Be sure not to put milk storage bags in refrigerator or freezer doors, as it will be more susceptible to temperature change as the doors open and close during the day. Aim to store milk bags it towards the back and middle of the fridge, if possible.

Pro Tips for Storing Milk

Some helpful tips to keep in mind are to always write down the date and time your milk was pumped. Use the oldest milk first, and store milk in smaller quantities so it will thaw quicker. Don’t forget to keep the milk containers sealed tight! With family members rummaging through the refrigerator and freezers, things are bound to fall out, including your precious breast milk!

Looking for a Breast Pump?

Now that you know everything you need to know about storing breast milk, it is time to figure out where to get your electric breast pump. Have no fear — Aeroflow Breastpumps can be your one-stop shop for all your breast pumping needs.

Aeroflow Breastpumps carries pretty much anything and everything related to breast pumping, from high-quality pumps to trendy bags, nursing pads, and storage containers.

Looking for another breast pump brand more suitable to you and your family’s needs? Aeroflow Breastpumps also carries all other major breast pump brands including Hygeia, Lansinoh, Nuk, Evenflo, and Tomy.

Get Your Pump Free through Insurance

In fact, thanks to the Affordable Care Act under your insurance plan, you may be eligible for a free double-electric breast pump. You could qualify for a Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter, Spectra S2, or Ameda Purely Yours Ultra at little to no cost to you and your family.

At Aeroflow, they have trained Breastpump Specialists ready to help you see if your insurance will cover the cost of a brand new breast pump. Complete the Qualify Through Insurance form and get started today. If you need immediate assistance, give Aeroflow Breastpump a call at 844-867-9890. A Breastpump Specialist is waiting to help you!