Even in the first few weeks, there are often situations, such as shopping, doctor’s appointments, visits or social obligations, where you need to be away from home for long periods of time.
Check if you can take your baby with you – ideally with a companion. You can always find a quiet, secluded area to breastfeed. If not, you can also prepare pumped milk beforehand. The father, or your baby’s caregiver can then feed your baby your milk from the bottle.
Pumped breast milk has to be handled carefully. Please get advice from a certified practitioner.
Pumped milk can be kept in the fridge at +4°C – +6°C (please check the temperature with a thermometer) in a suitable, tightly closed, clean bottle (glass or plastic) for a maximum of 2 days. It should not be kept in the door, but at the back of the fridge – where it is the coldest.