Breast Milk Collection and Storage
There are general guidelines for breast milk collection and storage for the healthy baby. They may be used when obtaining milk via a breast pump for occasional "relief" feedings or when collecting milk during regular separation from the baby, such as during work or school days. The mother obtaining milk for an occasional relief feeding may want to consider learning the simple skill of hand expression. Generally, it is as effective as using a breast pump -- some mothers find it more effective.
Listed in the directory below you will find some additional information regarding breast milk collection and storage, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Using a Breast Pump
Storing Your Breast Milk
Thawing Breast Milk
Taking Care of Your Breast Pump and Collection Kit
Online Medical Reviewers:
Bowers, Nancy A. RN, BSN, MPH
Freeborn, Donna PhD, CNM, FNP
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care.
Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions.