Rule of 6


Breast Milk Storage / Quick Tips

As a general rule, when it comes to storing breast milk -

Fresh Expressed Breast Milk is Good at Room Temperature for 6 Hours.

Fresh Expressed Breast Milk is Good in the Refrigerator for 6 Days.

Fresh Expressed Breast Milk is Good in the Freezer for 6 Months

Once Breast Milk has been frozen and thawed it needs to be used within 24 hours.  

Montika Collins, BS, BSN, RN, CLC, IBCLC


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