Most breastfeeding mothers often worry about how to store their pumped or hand expressed breastmilk.
According to CDC before milk expression it is important to perform a good hand hygiene by washing with soap and water or a hand sanitizer with about 60% alcohol in the absence of soap and water. Pumps and pump kits should also be kept clean and the counter wiped with disinfectant wipes. Most insurance carriers cover the cost of breastfeeding pump and accessories under the Obama Care Act (ACA).
Start by labeling the container with baby’s name and date of expression to know how long to store the milk.
It is recommended that hand expressed, or pumped breast milk be stored;
For help call Queen’s Concierge Care lactation consultants/counselors at 724-307-3516
” Proper storage and preparation of breastmilk” CDC
“Pumping and storing breast milk” OWH