Jump to content

How u warm EBM?


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 nott

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:30 AM

hi,

I expressed and gave that bottle to my baby usually the same or the next day. Now, I store the bottles in the fridge door.

Yet, when warming, my parents found it v time consuming ( i use a mug, add hot water to create a bath and place the bottle in the mug) and annoying when baby yells and cries in midnight!

how to do it quicker? / can i NOT put the bottle in the fridge / can I take the bottle out of the fridge door an hour b4 feeding and place it in rm temp.? ( is that safe?)

By the way, roughly what temperature for the milk is gd for the baby? ( parents think cold milk is not too gd for baby's tummy, and I know too hot will pose a danger. )

tks a lot

#2 pippityroo

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

The few times I've given dd3 EBM, I've heated it in a bowl of warm water, only takes about 10mins when frozen.

According to ABA, you can store fresh EBM at room temp for 6-8hrs.

#3 Future-self

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

Heres the Australian breastfeeding association's guide to storing breastmilk which may help
https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/br...ring-breastmilk

Freshly expressed milk can go in a container and be left out at room temperature for 6-8 hours (as long as room temperature isn't too hot). For the midnight feeds, can you express just before bed and leave it out so it's there ready for whoever is doing that feed?

As flr milk temperature, for us, room temperature or still slightly cool works. DS is having one bottle of EBM a day that coming from the freezer. It goes in a bowl of warm water to thaw but we're not serving it warm, only whatever temp it gets to in the 45 minutes or so it sits there. I wouldn't serve it cold, but I also want DS to be used to bottles that aren't warm, just in case he needs to have one while we're out and about and can't heat it.

#4 tick

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

QUOTE (nott @ 08/11/2012, 06:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By the way, roughly what temperature for the milk is gd for the baby? ( parents think cold milk is not too gd for baby's tummy, and I know too hot will pose a danger. )


Milk from the breast would be about 37 degrees .... though many babies accept it a bit cooler from a bottle.  Depends on the baby really, mine will drink EBM but only if it's nice and warm.

#5 g_uzica

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:30 AM

I check the temp of my EBM on the inside of my wrist.  If you can't feel the drops it means it's at your body temp which is fine.  DS doesn't care what the temp of his milk is.

Try using something bigger than a mug as I found mugs don't hold enough water and the water goes cold quickly.  I use a large plastic cup and use boiling water, this usually takes about 2 minutes to heat 150ml .  DS will take a dummy when he is hungry which keeps him quiet while I'm organising his bottle (he doesn't usually have a dummy throughtout the day).

My mother constantly tells me off if I give DS colder EBM because it'll give him an upset stomach or give him a cold.  It hasn't (yet).

Edited by g_uzica, 08 November 2012 - 07:36 AM.


#6 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

During the day, I used the bath method, just like you to heat up the EBM.
At night, I used to take the bottle out of the fridge before bed and leave it on the counter.  It'd be out for 4 hours maybe in total?  It was room temperature when I got up, only had to run it under hot water for 60 seconds to get a bit of heat into it.
My babies both drank room temp milk though, so I never had to heat it up a lot.  I never gave them cold EBM.

#7 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

I use a big enough mug and really warm water to warm up, say 60ml EBM stored in fridge.

Is it ok to store EBM at fridge doors? Just curious.

I read some of you using boiling water to thaw or warm up the EBM, will that destroy any good stuff in it?

I have the Avent bottle warmer but found it a chore to use, to switch on and wait for the water to heat up...by the time it did my bubs crying big time.

Edited by Mum2TwoDSs, 08 November 2012 - 09:27 AM.


#8 SpaghettiMonster

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

I fed EBM to DD from age 2wks to 10 months and she drank it straight out of the fridge with no warming. She didn't get her first cold or any upset tummy until the day before her first b'day, at which point she was off EBM. But every baby is different. I just never bought into the cold milk thing being bad:- for me I was concerned about chemicals leaking into the milk from warming the plastic avent bottles. Possibly an unfounded fear? Who knows. Figured if DD was happy with cool milk and had no repercussions then all was fine and dandy, but she was an extremely laid back baby  original.gif

#9 Etcetera

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

I'm exclusively expressing so we bought a bottle warmer.
I store milk in the quick cool area of the fridge.
She takes it room temp fine which makes it a lot easier.

#10 a letter to Elise.

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

DD drinks it straight out of the fridge or at room temperature. It doesn't seem to bother her either way. I've never heated it for either of my children.

#11 José

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

I think it's recommended NOT  to store EBM in the fridge door. I was told by lactation consultant to warm it but only because it's warm when it comes out of the breast so if they have breast fed that's what they are used to. No concerns about illness or tummy upsets were mentioned. I think the idea that you can harm breast milk by heating it the wrong way is losing popularity.

#12 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

Gosh it must be me n my paranoia... Somehow I keep thinking babies must have warm milk or they may get upset tummies. I re-warm up ebm n formula if he hasn't finished in one hour. I drank some of his leftover room temp formula just now and I hated it. Guess he would be fine taking room temp milk, I am the problem cos I only like warm milk myself.  biggrin.gif

#13 LeggyBlonde

Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE (Mum2TwoDSs @ 08/11/2012, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I re-warm up ebm n formula if he hasn't finished in one hour.


If you think you are paranoid re safety, you really should read these guidelines:

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/br...ring-breastmilk

They are explicit that you should not REHEAT EBM if the infant doesn't complete a feed.



#14 Maserati Mum

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

I microwave my 8.5 month old's EBM if she has any. Yes, it kills the good antibodies but she only gets EBM on average once or twice a month so the rest she's getting the good stuff straight from the breast.

I wouldn't do it if she were having regular bottles of EBM but for the odd occasion I believe it's fine.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Postnatal depression and the feelings that scare mums most

"I was shocked and horrified that I'd had this thought. That's not me."

A toddler’s step-by-step guide to avoiding bedtime

How many of these tactics does your toddler employ at bedtime?

Melbourne - get your FREE tickets!

Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.

The great toddler chase: every pregnant mum's nightmare

This is the funniest photo ever. We've all been there!

Would you do this to your baby in a carseat?

One mum looked that fear in the face and shared how important it is to think about adjusting the straps on our kids' car seats.

The secret to fitness after having a baby

It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.

Frustrated mum's genius plan to stop dinner time battles

Hands up who is sick and tired of cooking dinner for their kids every night only to have them complain about what's on their plate.

Photo shoot captures the dirty work of parenting

What do you do when you want a sweet maternity shoot but it just won't stop raining?

Could this simple thing help you avoid the 'baby blues'?

Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.

We face more judgement than our mums did, study finds

We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.

As a mum, it's hard to ask for help. And that needs to change

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.

Why I don't care about your gender reveal

So you're having a baby? That's great, babies are awesome.

Dad's simple baby soothing hack

When this dad's baby wouldn't stop crying he took matters into his own hands. He also recorded what he did to let other people in on the simple hack and now it's going viral.

Husband gives birth after his wife was unable to fall pregnant

After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided to give it a go.

10 things I thought about motherhood before I actually became a mum

Everyone is a parenting expert until they have kids – right?

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Win 1 of 10 awesome Peppa Pig prize packs

Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.