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Using Your Milk

Your breast milk does not necessarily need to be warmed up. Some moms prefer to take the chill off and serve it just a little warm, while others serve it cold.

• Thaw your frozen breast milk.

  • In the refrigerator.
  • Under running water – that is gradually warmed up, but NOT HOT.
  • In a cup or bowl of warm water (NOT HOT).

• Before anything else, make sure your breast milk is safe to use. If it smells sour, throw it out.

• Use thawed breast milk within 24 hours.

• Do not refreeze thawed breast milk.

• Gently swirl the container to redistribute the fat and even out the milk.

Do Not Microwave!

Never microwave breast milk – it can create dangerous hot spots in the milk that will burn your baby's mouth!