New moms know: Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. Once you get the hang of it, you can feel locked into an endless feeding schedule. By storing extra milk, you can give yourself more freedom.
But with storage comes questions: How long does breastmilk last at room temperature? Do I need a deep freezer? Does it keep its nutrients when defrosted? Mary Ann Jones, program manager for lactation at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, sets the record straight.
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