How to Store Breast Milk While Away From Home!

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Let’s Talk Breast MILK and how to Store it while Away From Home


Ahhh Liquid Gold! It’s extremely important to store breast milk properly. Sometimes this can be a issue when you’re away from home.

I found a LIFE saver, THE PORTABLE ICE BOX/ COOLER BAG.  The best thing ever invented haha was the portable ice box. You just add ice packs and its the perfect alternative when you’re away from home and need to store that LIQUID GOLD. You can keep it in the ice box for up to 24 hours which is perfect. Use it at work, for road trips, on airplanes Etc.

Many workplaces have small mini refrigerators that you can use. You can store breast milk in the refrigerator for up to five days. The size of the frig doesn’t matter. Same rule applies to regular size refrigerators.

Note: Never leave milk exposed. Always use sterilized containers. Plastic bottles or plastic breast milk bags are always recommended. Beware of using glass bottles as they may crack or chip. Label and date your bottles and bags. Its a good idea to add the time of day as well.  Also how you store your breast milk depends on how soon you want to use it. If you plan to use it within a few days, refrigerating is always your best option.


How do you store your milk while away from home? Don’t be shy. LETS TALK!


4 Comments on “How to Store Breast Milk While Away From Home!”

  1. Tiffany

    I’m currently staying away from home for a few days, for the first time ever having to store milk. I’ve been pumping and just putting it right into a bottle for her to use, and the extra into a storage bag. It will be really easy once we are home to just toss it all in the freezer. Maybe I should do this while at home!!! I wouldn’t have 20min bagging sessions lol

    1. admin

      Hi Tiffany,

      Thanks for reading my latest post. Yes, when away from home you have to be creative right?! LOL @ your 20 min bagging sessions. We all know those sessions oh so well!

      Keep up the good work, Mama! =) Feel free to share our page.

  2. Melissa

    Wow! You have such amazing reads. I loved this one. I’m still learning so much about breastmilk, this helped so much. I will be traveling this weekend and was worried my milk will go to waste since I’m not producing much like I was before. Great tips! Thank you!
    My IG username: pumpingforourtwinkles

    1. admin

      Hi Melissa,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed my posts. That makes me smile. This journey is hard work and if I can help moms along the way I’m all in. OMG WASTED MILK?? hahaha NOOOOOOOOOO!!! YOU GOT THIS!!! It will go great. I would love to hear how this weekend away goes. Feel free to share your tips once you return. I want to hear all about it. =)

      Thank you for your entry Mama.

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