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How Do I Use Stored Breastmilk?

After the breastmilk is thawed, keep it in the refrigerator and use it within 24 hours

Before feeding, warm the milk in a container of warm water only to body temperature.

When the breastmilk is warm, swirl it to mix the breastmilk. You may see white flecks in the breastmilk.  This is normal.

Do not microwave breastmilk.  A microwave can make "hot spots" in the breastmilk that may burn your baby’s mouth and it can also destroy valuable nutrients.

Breastmilk should never be refrozen.