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How can I freeze extra breast milk?

To freeze, use sterilized covered bottles. Milk held in a freezer at 0 degrees F should be used in 2-4 weeks. Milk held in the freezer compartment of a refrigerator should be used within one week. Do not store breast milk in the freezer door as this area is too warm. Always place breast milk in the back of the freezer. Thaw milk in the refrigerator and shake before using as the fat separates out. Heat as you would regular formula. Use breast milk within 24 hours of thawing.               



Source: "Food News For Consumer", USDA, Winter 1985.




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