10 Methods to Store Breastmilk

10 Methods to Store Breastmilk

We know that as a busy mom, you may not be able to stay home with your baby all day. Jobs and other commitments make it necessary to express and store breast milk for use while away from your little ones. So as a handy reminder, we’ve compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks for storing breast milk well, to ensure the best quality milk for your baby. 1. Room temperature storage Breast milk can be safely stored in sterilized containers and kept at room temperature which is between 66 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit (or 18 – 25 deg C) for between 4-6 hours. This is an acceptable alternative when you are only going to be gone for a few hours. 2. Insulated cooling bag storage Expressed breast milk may be stored in an insulated cooler bag for up to 24 hours. Store expressed milk in sterilized containers and surrounded by ice packs inside the zipped cooler bag. The temperature should not rise above 39 degrees Fahrenheit (or 3 deg C). 3. Refrigerator method Place your expressed breast milk in sterilized containers. Store it at the back part of the refrigerator which is kept at a maximum of 39 degrees F (3 deg C). While this method of storage is optimal for keeping breastmilk fresh for 72 hours, it is still acceptable to store breast milk in this manner for up to 8 days. 4. Refrigerator freezer at 5 degrees F. You can also store breast milk in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. The recommended temperature is at around 5 degrees F. The maximum recommended storage time...
10 Tips on how to Raise a Secure Child

10 Tips on how to Raise a Secure Child

Raising a secure child A lot of parents spent a whole lot of time organizing, planning and executing their plan. They make sure that there will be enough savings for university, that their kids get good grades in school, finish their homework, pack their bags, eat their lunch, get to tuition/school in time, behave in public, mind their manners, mix with the correct crowd and the list goes on and on.. At the same time, making sure that the house is tidy and nice, and that their career soars. These same parents (in the later years) may also complain that they just cannot connect with their child (especially teens) anymore. Any questions asked will simply be brushed off with a single word answer by their child. Or any genuine feeling of care will be translated into something negative and intrusive. The only conversation that the parent will most likely to have with the child is when the child needs his/her pockets money. Most small children tend to shy away from their parents and be closer to the caregiver. All these create a lot of disharmony in the family. Sounds familiar? What’s lacking in most parent-child relationship these days is the emotional connection that would nurture a child to feel secure in his /her life. Secure children tend to be genuinely happy, have positive relationships with peers and teachers, tends to do better in school, are seen as more attractive and have close relationship with their parents, as well as their own children. They also have a good conscience to choose between right and wrong doings. It’s very easy to...

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