How do I store my Breastmilk in the event of a power outage?

Well, here is a guide for handling your milk in the event of a power outage in the event that you do not have a generator available.

1. Keep your freezer door closed. This will help keep your milk frozen for up to 24 hours.

2. Start filling zip-lock bags with water, and placing them in the freezer around your frozen milk before the power outage for added protection of your frozen milk.

3. Purchase dry ice and keep it in an ice chest for now. A standard sized freezer requires 10-15 lbs of dry ice. This will help keep your milk frozen. You can find dry ice at local convenience stores.

4. Find friends and family in the local area that may have a generator and ask if you can store your milk in their freezer. You will be amazed at the group efforts of “saving babies milk!!!” Now is the time to reach out to ensure you have a back up plan in the event that the options above are no longer options!

5. In the event the the power outage is longer than 24 hrs, please know that milk that is SLIGHTLY defrosted may be able to be frozen again and used later. BUT!!! This is a LAST RESORT!!! Please use all preventative measures and prepare ahead of time to ensure that you are prepared!!! Its always better to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best!!

Please share this information with your breastfeeding communities, and we will definitely keep you all posted with options and advice.

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