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I still remember the day when I gave a bottle of expressed milk to my husband and told him to feed our baby. There was a proud smile on his face, as our bundle of joy enjoyed his delicious meal on his lap. Watching a father taking over the responsibility of feeding his child is truly priceless. And I owe this priceless moment to the breast pump.
Initially, my Mom in law had certain apprehensions about giving my baby stored milk, that too from the refrigerator. And to tell you the truth, I too was a bit skeptical about using a breast pump. Not, cause I will be storing the milk or will be giving my baby refrigerated milk, but because of the fact that, somewhere, I felt that it would hamper the bonding between a mother and a child. But, once I started using it, I found that it actually strengthened our bonding. Now, I had more time and more energy, to be with my baby, as the breastfeeding duty passed onto my husband and my mother. And it was a pleasure to watch them feed our little member.
Being a voracious reader, I did a thorough research on the existing brands of breast pumps and finally zeroed it on Chicco. The Chicco manual breast pump was within my budget and user friendly. In Fact the Chicco breast pump and the Chicco bottle steriliser was one of the best buys I ever made. Then I did a lot of reading on the method of storing breast milk from various websites. And it actually made my job easier.
This is what I practiced while storing my breast milk for our bundle of joy.
Storing breast milk is easy. But, there are certain necessary precautions to be taken into account before offering it to your baby.
And last but not the least, buy BPA free bottles and replace it as per the brand guidelines. After all, it's your baby and you definitely want the best for him.
Breastfeeding isn't just about milk. It is also about love." And storing that love isn't rocket science. And expressed milk is also an expression of love!!