Breastmilk at Childcare
- Label each container with child’s name, date received, amount, and date expressed, and date frozen, if applicable.
- Use fresh milk first and then frozen milk.
- Refrigerate promptly.
- Use the unfrozen (fresh) milk within 2 days (48 hours).
- Keep back-up supply for each child in the freezer.
- Use the frozen milk within 3 months.
- Thaw frozen breastmilk by placing container under running water or in a warm water bath. Do NOT microwave breastmilk.
- Swirl the milk to mix it.
- Use the warmed bottle within 4 hours.
- Return unused fresh milk (after 2 days) and frozen milk (after 3 months) to parents.
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