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How do you warm expressed milk?

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Peregrin Fri 14-Feb-14 05:06:17

Good morning! I am preparing to return to work soon (sob... LO is only four months old) and I want to gzt him used to bottle feeding. I have started to pump at night and if I "save up" my easier boob, i manage 100 ml a night.

The question arises how to warm it from the fridge for a feed, since microwaving would destroy many nutrients. Stand it in a glass of warm water? Put it on the radiator?

Thanks in advance!

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 14-Feb-14 05:24:08

You can buy a bottle warmer, but I just used to stand the bottle in a bowl of hot water and swish it round occasionally until it warmed up.

whereisshe Fri 14-Feb-14 05:36:49

We've found that DD will take it at room temperature (she's 7 weeks, I've been expressing occasionally).
Or you can do what a bottle warmer does by standing the bottle in hot water for a bit (eg in the sink).
Or you can get a bottle warmer.

Oh and if your DS doesn't take to the bottle try a different teat - we started on Avent and DD hated them. Switched to Mam and she's perfectly happy.

Peregrin Fri 14-Feb-14 10:49:32

Thank you very much! I warmed the milk today by putting it in a bowl of warm water, as you suggested. That went fine... however, the rest of it was an unmitigated disaster! He screamed bloody murder both with an Avent teat and the Medela Calma, and in the end refused to lap it from a cup too (which he knows how to do - I just hoped there would be less spillage this way and the sucking would comfort him)...

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