They call it liquid gold for a reason. Pumping your breast milk takes a lot of time and energy, and if you don't know to to take care of your hard won milk properly, all of your hard work will literally go to waste. Learning about the best places to store breast milk will protect it against spoilage, and ensure that it stays as safe and fresh as possible for your baby.
Although you're probably already aware of the most common places to store your milk, knowing the best ways to store it depending on how long it will be until you need it is another story. After you've pumped your milk, you'll need to decide if your baby needs to use it right away, within the next few hours, or over a longer period of time. Your answer to these questions will help you determine the best route to go when storing your milk, and choosing the right one will mean the difference between healthy, nutrient packed breast milk and spoiled milk that has lost many of its benefits.
It might seem complicated at first, but as you go, deciding when to pump and how to store it will become second nature, whether you're pumping everyday, for a big vacation, or a night away from baby.