Breast Milk Storage Guidelines

Freshly Expressed Breast Milk Storage Guidelines
(For Healthy Term Babies)

Room
Temperature -
stored in
covered
container

Cooler with
three frozen
ice packs

Refrigerator
Freezer
Compartment

Thawed
Breastmilk

6-8 hours
up to 77°F
(25°C)
24 hours
at 5-39°F
(15°C)
5 days
at 39°F
(4°C)
3-6 months
0°F
(-18°C)
use within
24 hours, do
not refreeze

* Please store in the back of the refrigerator or freezer NOT IN THE DOOR.


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