Breastfeeding is highly encouraged in cultures around the world, but unfortunately most individuals also have to return to work before the baby is ready to start eating regular food. In her new blog post, Samantha Grindell reviews the topic of frozen breast milk. She reminds us that the freezing process is safe for the milk and allows it to retain its original nutrient content. She also provides a few tips on how to store the milk and reminds us to never freeze it a second time.
- Breast milk is an important component to early development and does not lose value after being frozen
- If your original freezer is small, consider purchasing a standalone for more freezer storage
- Always remember that breast milk should only be frozen once in its life cycle
“Pumps and freezers make it possible to provide your child with breastmilk even if you can’t be there to nurse them at the moment they’re hungry, but what happens to breastmilk after it’s frozen?”