New Edition NZ sell the Pumpd breast pump, and they also like to encourage breastfeeding, highlighting the benefits, and providing a product that will help mums and make them more comfortable in the process. For instance, the Pumpd breast pump is frosted, which is unique compared to other breast pumps and it makes it more discrete.
Because they want to ensure the advice and information they are passing onto their customers is accurate and approved by certified professionals, they have partnered with Barbara Brinsdon. Barbara is a Registered Nurse and Obstetric Nurse, Registered Midwife and a IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). Their team has also partnered with qualified professionals to make sure their information is not only spot on and accurate, but approved by the best in the industry.
New Edition NZ have a page on breastfeeding advice, and here they advise on storing your breast milk. Once you have expressed using your Pumpd pump you can leave your breast milk in your pump at room temperate for up to four hours. They recommend making sure your lid is securely attached so no nasties can fall into your milk, and to prevent spills. In hot summer months they suggest no more than two hours.
You can then transfer your breastmilk into a sealed container from your pump and this can last up to two days in the fridge. Once your milk is in the fridge, do not add any freshly expressed milk to this until it has cooled to the same temperature.
If you wish to freeze your milk and start building a stash for later, they recommend freezing your milk as soon as possible and keep your milk as close to the back of the freezer as possible. Breastmilk will last up to six months in your usual separate door freezer and up to one year in a deep freeze.
The fresher the better with breast milk, so they suggest dating your stored milk and keep on top of rotating your frozen supply. Ensuring you are using milk quickly keeps those bacteria fighting properties, vitamins and antioxidants strong, and for more information on breast feeding UK please go to http://www.neweditionnz.co.uk/ .