Breast Milk Bags
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Medela breast milk bags are easy to use and hygienic, and are the most practical way to store, transport and heat expressed breast milk.
The benefits of feeding your baby with expressed breast milk
When you breastfeed and express milk for your baby, there will be times when you need to store it for later use; for example, if you breastfeed and work full time, if you go out one night, or simply if you want to have a reserve of expressed breast milk so that another caregiver can feed your baby while you rest. Also, if you have an excessive supply of breast milk, it is recommended that you store it safely instead of wasting it: breast milk retains most of its beneficial health properties, making it better for your baby than breast milk. formula.
How to store breast milk: a practical and hygienic solution
If you pump your milk directly into bottles, transferring it to Medela breast milk storage bags for storage and transport makes sense. These bags remain upright for easy handling, but can also be dropped once sealed for storage in the refrigerator. And they can also be frozen. Milk storage bags also make your life easier later, when you want to defrost and heat your frozen breast milk to feed your baby.
Peace of mind on the move
Medela breast milk bags include a practical carrying case that keeps them together and organized, without taking up much space. The sleeve also has clear, illustrated instructions printed on it, so you can feel confident using bags when you're away from home. You also don't have to worry about possible leaks, since each breast milk bag has a double-walled, double-walled self-closing protection, and the joints are heat-sealed to avoid tears, breaks or fissures. Although expressed breast milk can be safely kept at room temperature for up to four hours, 1 if you have to transport it for longer periods of time, you will need to put the milk storage bags in a cooler with ice packs. For more information, read our article on travel and extraction.
Hygiene during the use of breast milk bags
Proper hygiene is essential to ensure that your baby can safely drink expressed breast milk. Wash your hands well with soap and clean water. Then dry them with a clean towel or single-use paper towel before touching the milk storage bag. Try not to touch the inside of the bag. Due to hygiene issues, Medela breast milk storage bags should only be used once. Do not reuse the same bag as this could lead to cross contamination. The good news is that since they are available in packages of 25 or 50 units, you will have enough to not have to worry.
Freezing expressed breast milk
Breast milk storage bags are ideal for freezing expressed breast milk as they are freezer safe, ready for use and easy to label. Just fill in the panel on the front of the bag to keep track of dates. Remember that, as with all liquids, breast milk expands when frozen, so you should not fill breast milk bags beyond the 180 ml mark, which is clearly indicated. Thanks to their flat shape, the bags can be easily placed in the freezer. And they also offer quick defrost.
Thawing of frozen breast milk
To avoid losing all the vitamins, minerals, and other important ingredients in your breast milk, always defrost the frozen breast milk storage bag inside the refrigerator. This process will take about eight hours, so be sure to take this time into account when planning shots. Do not try to speed up this process by heating a bag in the microwave or boiling it in a saucepan with water, as these methods can cause the appearance of "hot spots" in milk, with the consequent risk of burns.
How to heat breast milk
Chances are your baby prefers to drink expressed milk if it is at body temperature, as it will be more like milk coming directly from the breast. It is easy to heat the milk in a Medela breast milk storage bag: place it in a container with warm water or in a bottle warmer, or put it under a tap with warm water (at a maximum of 37 ° C, which is the temperature bodily).
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Breast milk bags