Recommended Breastmilk Storage Period

Recommended Breastmilk Storage Period

Reference: Dietary Prescription Food Guide Pyramid Second Edition: for Filipino Infants, Children and Adolescents by Philippine Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

When my son started eating solids, our pediatrician gave us a pamphlet about the diet of Filipino infants, children and adolescents. The title is “Dietary Prescription Food Guide Pyramid Second Edition: for Filipino Infants, Children and Adolescents”.

The pamphlet also contains the recommended breastmilk storage period. I create a “table form” of the said information.

You can also check this link for more information

http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com/2013/05/reconciling-milk-storage-guidelines.html

Effect of Freezing Breast Milk

I was searching for baby food storages when I stumble upon this pdf document. This document is about a study of Effects Of Storage Process On The Bacterial Growth-Inhibiting Activity Of Expressed Human Breast Milk. Dra. JenniferLouL.Lorico and Dra. Ma.LucilaPerez of Ospital ng Makati stated the following conclusion.

Breast milk has bacterial inhibiting property against common neonatal pathogens. Bacteriostatic property of breast milk started to diminish after being frozen for 72 hours, but still exerted its inhibiting property.

I haven’t read the whole article (so many highfaluting jargons), but from what I understand the paper has the following points

  • breastmilk has the property to prevent growth of bacteria
  • breast milk’s bacterial inhibiting property started to diminish after being frozen for 72 hours (3days)

Reference:
JenniferLouL.Lorico,MD,Ma.LucilaPerez,MD, Effects Of Storage Process On The Bacterial Growth-Inhibiting Activity Of Expressed Human Breast Milk, 2012, http://www.pidsphil.org/pdf/Journal_01012012/jo42_ja01.pdf