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.


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 –


Or, a video demonstrating the technique here:


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

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