Anyone worry about the bacteria when storing breast milk?

Cindy - posted on 08/29/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have premies in the NICU. I am unable to breastfeed so I am pumping away. I thoroughly clean the breast pump accessories but worry about bacteria and germs given that my babies are going through so much and are so vulnerable. They were born at 26 weeks and have had to fight infections. I worry about leaving soap behind or passing any type of bacteria.

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Erin - posted on 08/31/2012

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I think everything that your doing is good! I would also make sure that your hands are clean as your pumping and transferring the milk. Other than that I think you are okay. I am sorry to hear that your babies are in the NICU...but good for you for pumping. I am sure that your milk will be the best thing for them when they can finally get it! =)

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