Milk Storage and Expression Guidelines

  • Always wash your hands before expressing.
  • Make sure that all pump parts that come into contact with your skin or milk are sterilized.
  • Otherwise, the pump will become a breeding ground for bacteria, and the milk will not be safe for the baby.
  • Express milk and Store properly labeled (Date and Time) bottles provided by the bank in the refrigerator.
  • You may fill the bottle till the time it is full ensuring 2cm gap and then place the bottle into the freezer within 24 hours of the first expression.
  • Always tightly secure the lid without touching the inside.
  • Once the bottle is full , immediately place the bottle in the coldest part of your freezer (-15°C to -20° C).
  • When you express next, Start with the fresh bottle with the label of Date and Time. And
  • repeat the steps from 1 – 6. When starting with the last bottle please request for pickup.
  • Handover the frozen milk bottle(s) to the collector for transportation to the bank.