storage of milk
My 3 month old daughter was recently hospitalized and did not breast feed for 1.5 weeks. In order to keep my supply up I used the Medela Classic hospital pump. Luckily my milk is back,(or close to the old amount). While she was in the hospital the nurses refridgerated my milk for m timber timberlands lands e. I took home the milk that had been in the f timberlands ridge for 2 3 days and froze it in breast milk freezer bags. I am wondering if this milk is still ok, or was it refridgerated to long to freeze and later use? Do you have any idea of the average amount of breast milk a baby her age,(3 months), would usually have in one feeding. I just want to make sure that 4 4.5oz each time is enough. Thank you in advance for your help.According to my resources, breastmilk can be refrigerated for 3 5 days with no increase in harmful bacteria. It can then be frozen for up to 2 weeks in a regular freezer or for six or more months in a deep freeze (at a constant 0 deg. or less).As to the amount a breastfed baby eats, usually that is never know timberlands n unless they go on bottles for some reason. If you feel your milk supply is at normal, and you nurse on demand (increasing when the baby seems to want to), and monitor the number of wet and soiled diapers the baby is having, and keep track of her weight gain to insure it is normal, you will know your baby is getting enough.Your milk supply will increase naturally as your baby goes through growth spurts and begins to demand more nursing, often fussing when the milk seems to be gone. During these times, nurse more, get a balanced diet and plenty of water to drink and your supply will catch up to her demand.Unless you are, for some reason, switching the baby to a bottle for good, there is no need to worry about the ounces. It is natural not to know the numbers. Just using the above guidelines should help you know whether the baby is receiving enough milk.