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- How can I thaw out my frozen breast milk?
It is safe to thaw your frozen breast milk in the refrigerator or under warm water, however it is never safe to microwave your breast milk to thaw or warm it up for baby. Microwaving can damage the proteins that make up the milk as well as burn your baby.
- How do I mix my breast milk up? It separates into layers when it has been sitting.
It is safe to gently tilt the bottle back and forth to mix the breast milk up before feeding your baby, just be sure not to shake it vigorously.
- My baby only ate half of what I thawed, can I refreeze the rest?
Unfortunately it is not safe to re-freeze your milk, unused milk must be discarded. Hopefully, this common problem will resolve for you with our milk tray system! Once you get an idea what your baby consumes at each feeding you can take out only what you need!
- How long can I keep my milk frozen?
That depends, if you are using a refrigerator freezer milk should really only be stored for 6 months. However, if you are able to use a deep freezer milk can be kept for up to 12 months. Make sure wherever you freeze your milk that you never keep it in a door. There are too many temperature variations in freezer doors.
-How long is my breast milk good once it has been thawed?
Once your breast milk has been totally thawed you have 24 hours to use it. If you have milk leftover from a feeding it must be consumed within 2 hours or discarded.