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How to Warm Bottled Breastmilk When on the Go

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author image Rose Erickson
Rose Erickson has been a professional writer since 2010. She specializes in fitness, parenting, beauty, health, nutrition and saving money, and writes for several online publications including The Krazy Coupon Lady. She is also a novelist and a mother of three.
How to Warm Bottled Breastmilk When on the Go
How to Warm Bottled Breastmilk When on the Go Photo Credit Lisa New/Demand Media

Preparing breast milk ahead of time by bottling it is an easy way to feed your baby when breast feeding is not convenient. Cold breast milk, however, is sometimes less preferable and tolerable to babies. Quickly warming up breast milk is possible, even when you are on the go. Understanding how to properly warm up breast milk is essential to keep your baby safe.

Step 1

How to Warm Bottled Breastmilk When on the Go
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Turn on a sink tap in a public bathroom or kitchen area so that the water runs warm but not hot. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.

Step 2

How to Warm Bottled Breastmilk When on the Go
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Put a cap over the bottle to seal it. Hold the bottle under the warm water for a few minutes until the breast milk is slightly heated.

Step 3

How to Warm Bottled Breastmilk When on the Go
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Shake the bottle gently to mix the milk, fat and cream components of the breast milk back together.

Step 4

How to Warm Bottled Breastmilk When on the Go
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Squirt a tiny amount of the milk onto the inside of your wrist to test the temperature. It is ready when the milk feels warm, but not hot.

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