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.)
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.
We have seen numerous ads ranging from plastic baby bottles to plastic containers claiming that they are BPA free and phthalates free. Although this may be a good sign, it is definitely misleading to the consumer. The real question that should be in the minds of consumers is this: Do plastic products advertising that they are BPA free or phthalates free mean that they are also “safe” from hormonal activity? Read more…
Top 5 frequently asked questions in Happy Baby USA.
Have you ever opened a brand of bottled water that you normally drink and found on a particular occasion that it tasted like plastic?