Are you safely pumping/expressing and storing breastmilk?How do you know if you're storing your breastmilk properly? The last thing you want is for your baby to get sick from contaminated or expired breastmilk.
The CDC prepared this helpful infographic on the Storage and Preparation of Breastmilk that will help you safely feed your baby.
Before Expressing/Pumping Breastmilk
- Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds help prevent the spread of bacteria and germs to your baby.
- Make sure that your breast pump and all the equipment are clean and well maintained with no rips, tears or mould.
- Clean the breast pump surface and countertop area where you're preparing the bottles and equipment.