There are many questions asked by households when mothers start breastfeeding their children. Here are some examples: Is breastmilk better than formula milk? How do I store breast milk? Is there an expiration date for breast milk? What’s the shelf-life of breast milk? How long should I breastfeed my baby?
However, there is one important question most parents fail to address or even think about:
Most people do not think twice about the quality of the food products they buy until the “sell-by” or the “best-by” date. Breast milk also has a “best if used by date,” yet we shouldn’t view it quite the same as other foods.
How do you store or handle breast milk? There are many websites that explain the storage of breast milk. The shelf life of breast milk is determined by a number of factors: the environment and temperature it is kept in, storage techniques, type of container used, and clean practices used to express the milk.
The CDC has an excellent chart detailing how long one can store breast milk in various environments. (Click here to download The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocol for human-milk-storage information.)
There are many brands of milk on the market today ranging from our supermarket-labeled milk to local dairy milk to organically labeled milk. Let’s investigate more closely the questions and steps consumers should take when buying dairy milk (from cows).
Love the smell of a new car? Before you take another deep breath, before you buckle in your newborn baby, or before you tell your kids to get in the car, think about the chemicals they will be breathing in and absorbing into their bodies. The air quality in a car that has been “baking” in the sun (especially during the hot summer) will always be far worse than the air you breathe outside.
The loss of taste after a tonsillectomy procedure may be an uncommon complication, but in reality, it is a very serious one that can change the quality of life of those who undergo the surgery. Therefore, it needs be addressed and acknowledged by all ENT doctors.
Can baby wipes cause a diaper rash?
The medical terminology for diaper rash is “diaper dermatitis”. It is the most common skin disorder in babies.