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tips for new mothers to store the breast milk

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  1. Cleanliness and hygiene should be the first priority. Therefore, mothers should thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water before expressing the milk.
  2. Milk should mandatorily be stored in milk storage bags or bottles
  3. Remember rule of 4’s: can keep at room temperature for 4-6 hours, in refrigerator for 4-6 days
  4. Practice pumping when you are rested, relaxed and your breasts feel somewhat full. Try pumping once baby has finished feeding or pump other breast while feeding on the other or while baby is napping.
  5. Keep the milk at the back of the fridge or freezer than at the door. This will help protect the breast milk from temperature changes from the door opening and closing.
  6. Never microwave the breastmilk.


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