Thursday, December 30, 2010

:: Keliru Cara Penyimpanan EBM? Mai sini nk habaq.. ::

Ramai yg keliru atau x keterlaluan jugak bleh dikatakan x tahu cara nk handle EBM ni. Disbbkan kekeliruan atau kecetekan ilmu, ramai ibu2 bekerja x berani nk mencuba utk memberikan yg terbaik utk bayi mereka. Hmmm.. terasa cam rugi kan? Sy sendiri pun rs menyesal tau sbb dulu x penah cuba utk menimba ilmu psl breastfeeding ni utk anak pertama, ke-2 & ke-3. Rugi sgt2.. Tp Alhamdulillah, utk ank ke-4 sy berjaya kasi BM 100% sepanjang usianya 6 bulan, yeaaahhuuuuu!!!!! Dan skrg sy dlm usaha menjayakan misi yg sama utk baby sy yg ke-5, dh 4 bulan berlalu dgn jayanye.. yess!!! 

First time dgr psl EBM Handling nih mmg x dinafikan, sesape pun akan rs susah & leceh nk buat. Mcm sy sendiri, awal2 mmg x konfiden sgt2.. tp biler dh lps sebulan, rs cam kacang.. kacang dowhhh.. senang giler.. papehal pun instict je.. insyaallahhh, berjaya. 

Meh sy kongsikan cara2 penyimpanan EBM yg betul - amat bermanfaat tau. Sy dok ikut guideline nih je tp yg sy kongsikan nih dlm English tau (dh x igt la dr website mane), malas plak nk translate. ngeeee.... caiyookkk!!!

guidelines for storing your pumped milk

Your milk is a living substance so precious some call it "white blood". It is essential to store your expressed (pumped) milk properly to maximize its nutritional and anti-infective qualities. Human milk actually has anti-bacterial properties that help it to stay fresh. Giving your baby the freshest milk you have pumped ensures its high quality.

This information is based on current research and applies to mothers who:

·         have healthy, full-term babies; 
·         are storing their milk for home use (as opposed to hospital use);
·         Wash their hands before expressing;
·         Use containers that have been washed in hot, soapy water and rinsed.
·         All milk should be dated before storing. 

Storage Guidelines :-

Storing milk in 2-4 ounce amounts may reduce waste. Refrigerated milk has more anti-infective properties than frozen milk. Cool milk in refrigerator before adding to frozen milk.

Human milk can be stored at :-

·         room temperature (66-72°F, 19-22°C) for up to 10 hours; 
·         in a refrigerator (32-39°F, 0-4°C) for up to 8 days; 
·         in a freezer compartment inside a refrigerator (variable temperature due to the door opening frequently) for up to 2 weeks. (1 door Fridge);
·         in a freezer compartment with a separate door (variable temperature due to the door opening frequently) for up to 3 to 4 months. (2 door Fridge); and
·         in a separate deep freeze (0°F, -19°C) for up to 6 months or longer. 

What Type of Container to Use :-

Refrigerated or frozen milk may be stored in: 

·         hard-sided plastic or glass containers with well-fitting tops
·         Freezer milk bags that are designed for storing human milk
·         Disposable bottle liners are not recommended. 

How to Warm the Milk :-

·         Thaw and/or heat under warm, running water.
·         Do not bring temperature of milk to boiling point.
·         Gently swirl milk before testing the temperature. Swirling will also redistribute the cream into the milk. (It is normal for stored milk to separate into a cream and milk layer.)
·         Do not use a microwave oven to heat human milk.

Thawed Milk :-

If milk has been frozen and thawed, it can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours for later use. It should not be refrozen. It is not known whether milk that is left in the bottle after a feeding can be safely kept until the next feeding or if it should be discarded.

According to THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK, page 228, research indicates that human milk has previously unrecognized properties that protect it from bacterial contamination. One study, Barger and Bull 1987, found that there was no statistically significant difference between the bacterial levels of milk stored for 10 hours at room temperature and milk that had been refrigerated for 10 hours. Another study, Pardou 1994, found that after 8 days of refrigeration some of the milk actually had lower bacterial levels than it did on the day it was expressed.

Expressed milk can be kept in a common refrigerator at the workplace or in a day care center. The US Centers for Disease Control and the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration agree that human milk is not among the body fluids that require special handling or storage in a separate container.
Haaaa...  x susah kan? aper lagi.. 

~ Just my 2 cents ~ 



This is .... said...

i also enjoy breastfeed my baby. it has been 10 months now and still counting. insyaAllah.

misha.w said...

this is veryyyyyyyyy helpful! suke ni! nak share jugak lah nnti. :)