Breastmilk Collection and Storage

There may be a time when you need to express breastmilk and feed to your baby using a bottle.  The mechanism used to express breastmilk varies from manual expression to electric breast pumps.  It is important to find the pump that best fits you and your baby’s needs.  If you need help determining which method is best for you refer to one of the resources listed or contact your pediatrician.

Collecting Breastmilk

Storing Breastmilk



CAUTION: Never microwave breastmilk. Microwaving can cause severe burns to baby’s mouth from hot spots that develop in the milk during microwaving. Microwaving can also change the composition of breastmilk.

Tips for Feeding Breastmilk with a Bottle

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