Breastmilk Storage

Breastmilk Storage Guidelines

(For Healthy Term Babies)

Freshly expressed breastmilk

  • Room Temperature : Store for 4 hours at 66-72°F (19-22°C)
  • Cooler with 3 Frozen Ice Packs : Store for 24 hours at 59°F (15°C)
  • Refrigerator : Store for 5-7 days at 32-39°F (0-4°C)
  • Self-contained Refrigerator/Freezer Unit : 3-4 months
  • Deep Freezer : 6-12 months at 0°F (-19°C)

Thawed breastmilk previously frozen

  • Room Temperature : Do not store
  • Cooler with 3 Frozen Ice Packs : Do not store
  • Refrigerator : 24 hours
  • Self-contained Refrigerator/Freezer Unit : Never refreeze thawed milk
  • Deep Freezer : Never refreeze thawed milk
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