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Pumping when the Power’s Out (Don’t cry over thawed breastmilk)

Have a freezer full of breastmilk and worried the power is going to be out? Need to use your electric pump and don’t have a battery backup?

 

Don’t cry about losing that stash of liquid gold. Here are some helpful tips from KellyMom – and the good news here – you can even refreeze your milk if it has thawed.

http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/frozen-milk-power-outage/

 

If you need to use your electric pump and the power is out, it might be the right time to try hand expression.

Try these suggestions –

http://www.llli.org/docs/0000000000000001WAB/WAB_Tear_sheet_Toolkit/06_hand_expression.pdf

 

Or, a video demonstrating the technique here:

http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/HandExpression.html

 

Good luck and hope everyone is staying safe and warm, and cuddled up tight with their families!


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