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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 09:45 AM   1
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Stupid question about milk storage and sterile bottles


I have been trying to read up on expressing, storage and sterilisation to allow my husband to do some feeds when our daughter is a few weeks old.

I get that I use a sterilised pump and collect in a sterile bottle to pop in the fridge. I know the bottle won't stay sterile - do you then decant into a "cleaner" sterile bottle for feeding?

Sorry for the dumb question.



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 10:33 AM   2
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I usually pump into a sterile bottle and store it in the fridge and then decant it into a sterile feeding bottle to use it, although I'm pretty sure you can get teats that fit most brands of storage bottles so i suppose you could just attach it directly and feed, but my storage bottled and feeding bottles aren't the same brand so it wouldn't work for me



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 11:09 AM   3
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I have the Tommee Tippee breast pump so I express straight into a bottle, put the teat and lid on and store it in the fridge for up to a week.



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 11:12 AM   4
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Ideally, you shouldn't be pumping until six to eight weeks. Your hubby can do loads of other things to bond. He can bathe the baby, rock, cuddle, skin to skin, etc.

It's important that you establish your supply and breastfeeding relationship. My DH has a great bond with our little guy and he has only given him a bottle a handful of times when absolutely necessary.



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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 11:29 AM   5
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Breast milk is sterile and has anti bacterial properties do there is no need to decant into another bottle for feeding, unless of course you like to use bottles to feed that are not compatible with your pump xx



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 12:41 PM   6
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Thanks for the advice ladies. So it's ok to feed with the bottle you pumped into, even if that was a couple of days ago?



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 12:44 PM   7
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Yes it's completely fine Also storage guidelines have been written with the assumption you will be feeding direct from the original storage container xx



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 12:56 PM   8
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Excellent! That's a bit less faffing then! x



 
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