As a new mom, the list of "don't's" can feel like it goes on forever. Don't feed your baby this, don't let them sleep there, don't forget to do this. And although the don'ts can be overwhelming at times, it's important to remember that ultimately you're the only one who can (and should) make these decisions. Motherhood isn't black and white and there are many different ways to be great at it. When it comes to storing your breast milk, however, things are a little more cut and dry. There are several places you should never store your breast milk because, as with any other food, it can spoil.
By now, you've probably learned that breast milk is called liquid gold for a reason. You painstakingly pump each and every ounce and nurse your baby around the clock, so when it comes to storing the milk that you've pump, it's better to be safe than sorry. According to the Mayo Clinic, the very structure of breast milk can be altered if it isn't stored properly.
Luckily though, storing that liquid gold correctly isn't as hard or intimidating as it sounds and with these helpful tips in mind improper storage won't ever be an issue.