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‘I thought about quitting, but then I noticed who was watching’- This is the quote I saw as the display picture of one of the new moms in my family recently and honestly, I was touched. Such is the selfless love of mothers!
However, in modern times, no matter how much a mom may want to spend time with her child, there are days when she is too busy meeting deadlines at work. This often leads to an endless cycle of guilt. A guilt about not spending enough time with the baby, in fact, not even able to breast feed timely.
Breastfeeding a child up to about 1 year of age is crucial as it forms a ‘complete balanced diet’ for the child, protects it against infections and diseases by supplying antibodies, is easier to digest and gives the baby a healthy weight.
For working mothers, storing breast milk while being physically away from the child can act as a boon.
Here are a few guidelines you could use to safely store breast milk:
Good luck mommies!