Remove the milk from the freezer.To store breast milk in the freezer, so when you defrost it you need to move in the refrigerator. On the shelf of the refrigerating chamber milk can thaw for 12 hours.
Heat milk with warm water.This method is good its gradually – the milk is defrosted or immediately, but quickly. Put the bottle, container or package of frozen milkm under a stream of warm water. The bottle is convenient to thaw in a small basin filled with warm water. As the cooling water must change to warm.
Use a water bath.Heat the milk in a water bath carefully – it is important not to overheat. The temperature of breastmilk should not exceed human body temperature. Prepare a wide pan, pour the water back by about a quarter. Take a container of smaller, put it in the water and place the container with milkm. Set the design on the plate, including a slow fire. Regularly stir the milk.
Heat the milk in a special device.Heater bottles with formula or milkm convenient, as it allows you to reheat and use breast milk with maximum comfort. Do not worry about overheating – it can warm breast milk only up to the set temperature. With this device, you will be able to maintain the desired temperature of the contents of the bottle for some time. Use the heater on trips or away.
Warm the milk in a microwave oven.This method allows you to heat milk for a few minutes and is often used in case of lack of time. Watch carefully for uniformity of heating – stir and move the container of milkM. warm milk often in such a way, as there is a perception that microwave ovens work when you "kill" the beneficial properties of the product.
Advice 2 : How to reheat breast milk
Modern fixtures and kits for breastfeeding allow mothers to pump and store milk in the refrigerator or freeze it. It is very convenient if you are not able to constantly be with the baby. But to reheat breast milk properly is also necessary to prevent the loss of useful properties.
Even if you just freeze expressed breast milk in sterile containers and properly stored it, the beneficial properties of the immunity may be lost if improperly warming up. It is therefore particularly important to know how to defrost and reheat breast milk. To teach a babysitter or relatives who will feed baby in your absence.
Do not heat expressed milk is fresh if it was kept at room temperature. Breast milk stays fresh for 4-6 hours. Heat the milk out of the fridge in a water bath to a temperature of 37 °C. you Can use the heater for baby food.
If the milk is frozen, remove the container from the freezer, wash them under warm running water from frosty plaque and put in the fridge. It is important that the defrosting was smooth and gradual. Extreme temperatures can lead to loss of useful properties of milk, changing its taste and color.
If breast milk need you urgently, place the frozen container or package in a pan of warm water. From time to time stir the milk in the tank for uniform thawing. If breast milk is frozen in the bottle, you can heat it in the electric heater for baby food.
After thawing, pour the breast milk into a clean bottle for feeding the baby and pre-heat to the desired temperature. Thawed breast milk can be used for the preparation of the soluble children's porridges, add in vegetable puree.
Never use for heating microwave breast milk and do not boil it! From this you will lose all useful properties. In addition, it may change the taste and smell of breast milk.
Don't worry if you notice that the defrosted and warmed breast milk slightly different taste and color. Usually babies don't care.
Keep thawed milk in the fridge in a sterile dish is not more than 5-7 days. Never freeze breastmilk again, it can deteriorate.