How to Use Your Breast Milk Powder
Freeze-dried breast milk is not considered sterile. It is crucial to handle and store breast milk powder with care, following recommended guidelines, to avoid potential contamination with harmful bacteria such as Cronobacter, which can lead to serious health issues if not handled safely
Rehydrated Breast Milk
- Cover bottles with prepared milk that aren't used immediately
- If the bottle was prepared with warm water, it should be used within 1 hour. Discard any unused milk after that time.
- If the bottle was prepared with cold or room temperature water and the baby has not fed from it, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours. After this time, discard any unused milk
- Once milk is rehydrated, use within 2 hours of preparation and within 1 hour from when feeding begins. Rehydrated breast milk can spoil if left at room temperature.
- If you do not start to use the rehydrated milk within 2 hours, immediately store the bottle in the fridge and use it within 24 hours
- Avoid refrigerating or storing the bottle once the baby has begun feeding. Any remaining milk after feeding should be discarded.
- Do not freeze rehydrated milk.
- Make sure to thoroughly clean and sanitise the bottle before using it again.
- Keep sealed pouches in a cool, dry indoor location—avoid storing them in vehicles, garages, or outdoor areas.
- After opening, keep the pouch in a cool, dry place with the zipper securely closed.
- Single-Use Pouches: Discard unused powder after 5 days.
- Multi-Feed Pouches: Discard unused powder after 30 days.
- Dispose of the entire pouch if moisture is introduced at any point.
- Keep the scoop in a clean, dry place outside of the pouch between uses.
- Do not use if the expiration date printed on the custom label has passed.
The volumes provided are crucial for the accurate rehydration of your breast milk powder, ensuring the correct balance of nutrients and water. Be sure to use a tightly packed and level scoop.
Adding To Solid Foods
Your breast milk powder can be added to solid foods even after weaning for an extra nutritional boost! Just sprinkle a bit onto your child's favorite dishes and mix it in. Here are some helpful tips:
- Each 30g of frozen breast milk will yield approximately 3g (just over 1 teaspoon) of breast milk powder.
- Ensure that the powder is thoroughly blended into the food to prevent any accidental inhalation.
- After opening a bag of your breast milk powder, be sure to reseal the zipper tightly. If left unsealed, the powder can quickly absorb moisture, potentially leading to bacterial growth since your milk wasn't pasteurised during the freeze-drying process. Therefore, it's important to reseal the bag after opening and use the powder within 3 days.
Instruction Label Guide
*note that the total volume of the bottle will be about 10% larger than this once the water is added to the powder