Best Way To Thaw, Warm And Use Breastmilk – 2024 Guide

The basic and complete nutrient your infant needs is Breast Milk. It has all the necessary nutrients that a baby needs for the first six months of life. Of course, this is just one of the benefits of breast milk. However, while some women prefer to feed their baby directly, others pump the milk to be stored and used later.

Breast milk is oftentimes stored in the freezer until it becomes frozen. The problem afterward is how to defrost or thaw the frozen expressed milk. Also, it is important to know how to use the thawed milk so as to avoid contamination. Here is what you should find out:

Is breast milk storage safe?

Without a doubt, baby formula is not really suitable for your precious baby. This is why many moms opt for breast milk. Nevertheless, storing breast milk in the refrigerator can make it lose its quality. Therefore, breast milk storage is not really suitable for a child most, especially when you don’t follow the steps on how to go about it.

What is the difference between freshly expressed milk and refrigerated breast milk?

Newly pumped milk is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and fat. It equally has a better bacteria-fighting property than stored milk.

What happens when you store breast milk?

Expressed breast milk when stored, ends with the cream staying on top and so it is best to shake the milk gently before use so as to restore its nutrients. You should not shake it vigorously as this can affect its nutrients.

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Exclusive Pumping 2024 Guide – Schedule, Tools, Tips

Exclusive pumping often referred to as Eping can be really stressful for you as a new pumper but as you step ahead in your motherhood journey, it becomes a daily routine.

What is exclusive pumping (Eping)?

Eping is a perfect alternative solution for breastfeeding. It’s a method used by mothers who have difficulty breastfeeding due to several reasons I’ll highlight in this post.

Exclusive pumping promises that the child will get nothing less than the full nutrients breastfeeding will give.

Although, health care organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Healthy children recommend breastfeeding only for the first year of a child’s development.

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How to Make Flat Nipples Stick Out For Breastfeeding – 2024 Guide

There are different shapes of nipples out there. Some are flat; others are inverted while some protrude outwards away from the chest.

For women who belong to the former, breastfeeding is a little more complicated and they continually look for how to make their flat nipples stick out for breastfeeding. Some belong to neither group because their nipples fall in between.

Flat nipples lay with the areolas and the surrounding skin of the breast. Sometimes women confuse flat nipples with “sleeping” nipples, but that is not the case. The latter appear flat, but when stimulated by cold or sexual excitement, it becomes erect. The former don’t respond to cold or sexual stimulation.

The shape of the nipples is also influenced by the amount of fat in the breast, how long the milk duct is, and the number of connective tissues under the nipples. These factors determine if your nipples protrude, stay flat, or becomes inverted.

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