Pre-sterilised, sealable storage bags
In the first few days after delivery, breasts can become engorged with excess milk. Mothers find it convenient to collect and store their breast milk for later use. These pre-sterilised ready to use storage bags are ideal for storing & freezing excess expressed breast milk for future use.
- The 25 Breast Milk Storage Bags are pre-sterilised (unless opened).
- Write on panel for easy identification and dating.
- Convenient pour spout with easy stand base.
- Extra strong easy zip lock seal, leak-proof bag can hold up to 150ml of expressed breast milk.
Care & Use
How do I store breast milk?
- Express breast milk, using the Snookums Manual or Electric Breast Pump.
- Wash hands well with soap and water before handling the pre-sterilised bag.
- Inspect bags before use and dispose of if damaged.
- For your reference, mark each bag with name, date and time when you expressed the milk.
- Tear open horizontally along perforated edge, at the top, in direction of the arrowhead.
- Hold opened bag with one hand and use the other hand to pour freshly expressed breast milk into the bag slowly, not filling the bag beyond 150ml.
- Before sealing bag, squeeze out air and use fingers to zip close the bag.
- For best results, keep the bag upright, in separate hard sided container until the milk has frozen.
- Store breast milk bag in the back of the fridge for 24 hours or back of freezer for 3 months.
- Do not store Breast Milk Storage Bags in the door of either the fridge or freezer.
How do I thaw frozen breast milk?
- Thaw/defrost the oldest breast milk first. Check reference date and time written on each bag.
- Thaw the frozen milk overnight in the fridge, or, for immediate use, immerse bag in warm (not hot) water until milk is fully defrosted. Pour milk into sterilised feeding bottle, feeding cup or spoon.
- Never thaw frozen milk at room temperature, as this will enable bacteria to multiply in the milk.
- Never thaw breast milk in microwave oven or boiling water. This will reduce milk’s nutrients.
- Only warm milk, after milk has been thawed/defrosted.
- Thawed milk can be stored in a fridge for up to 24 hours.
- Discard any remaining milk. Don’t refreeze thawed or partially thawed breast milk.
How do I use breast milk bags?
- When ready to use, open the seal or cut off the top corner with a clean pair of scissors and pour into a sterilised feeding bottle, feeding cup or spoon.
- Before offering the milk to your baby, gently swirl (do not shake) it to evenly distribute the creamy portion of the milk that rises to the top of the container during storage.
- If the breast milk has separated into layers, gently swirl the bag to mix the milk layers.
- Remember to always check the temperature of the milk before feeding your baby.
- Always check temperature of the liquid on the inside of your arm before feeding.
- Do not top up bags by adding previously expressed or frozen milk. Discard any unused milk.
- To avoid the growth of bacteria, never allow breast milk to stand at room temperature.
- Do not refreeze unused breast milk or keep for later.
- This product is not a toy. Keep bags out of the reach of children. It is a choking hazzard.
- Using a feeding bottle and teat may interfere with your baby’s natural way of breastfeeding.
- Infants should never be left to feed on their own but always under adult supervision.
- Please read these instructions carefully and keep for future reference.
- Safety tested. Complies with EN71.
- BREAST MILK IS BEST FOR BABIES.