Storing expressed baby milk

It is best to put expressed breast milk in sterilized feeding bottles with secure tops to seal in the freshness.
Philips AVENT feeding bottles all come with secure tops to seal in the freshness of expressed milk, so it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you freeze your breast milk, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours after thawing. You can also use disposable cups for storing milk, but don’t forget to write the date on it so you know when it was expressed.

Make sure you don’t use a microwave to defrost or warm expressed milk. Microwaves do not heat uniformly and hot spots could burn your baby. It’s also recommended that you dispose of any milk that's left in your baby's bottle after each feeding.

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