Thawing and warming of Breastmilk

  • Warm or thaw the oldest first by standing the amount of milk needed in its container in a jug of warm water
  • Use thawed milk within 24 hrs and do not refreeze
  • Once heated for use discard remaining or left over that has not been used
  • Do not use microwave to heat or thaw breastmilk as this can alter special properties (vitamins and immunity) and the milk can heat evenly.