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Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby. Some benefits include healthier immune system for your baby and lower health care costs, as well as less energy, time and cost to purchase, store and prepare infant formula. Unfortunately, there are situations where mothers have to be apart from their babies and many mothers are pumping and storing their milk for their babies while they are away.
So how long can you keep expressed breast milk? It all depends on the storage method.
|Room Temperature||Up to 6 hours|
|Insulated coolers with ice packs||Up to 1 day|
|Back of the refrigerator||Up to 5 to 8 days|
|Back of a standard freezer||Up to 3 to 6 months|
Back of a chest freezer
Up to 6 to 12 months
Keep in mind:
Tips for thawing: