You can buy food warmer
This is a discussion on warming ebm within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; Hi all, Can I just check how you all heat up the breast milk? For me, I put close to boiling ...
Can I just check how you all heat up the breast milk? For me, I put close to boiling temp water ( those keep in hot flask) in a cup and then put the cold ebm bottle in. Sometimes I put in the cup for too long and it become too hot for baby to drink so I take out and put in normal temp for it to cool down to the right temp before I gave baby.
My question is will the hot water kill some of the nutrients in the breast milk?? If just use warm water, it will take very long to warm up the milk.
You can buy food warmer
How food Warner works? It will also heat the bottle using high temperature to the desire temp right?
Just add water in the warmer and place the bottle in... So far I heat for 2 min like that.. Then I will test the b.m .. So far I bought tompee warmer...
How long do you keep the chilled milk in food warmer if baby is not ready to drink yet?
i read.from kelly mom that if its fresh pumped ebm (not previously frozen ebm) if baby cannot finish its actually okay to put bck to fridge and feed with 1hr. its okay to reheat just that everytime you heat up ebm, some good nutrients will be gone for me, as long as my baby cannot finish, i will chose to.keep in fridge rather than.leaving it.in room temp as singapore weather.is hot and warm temp acctually ebcourage bacteria growth. but if.you.put in fridge with below 4 degreea, it actually slows down bateria growth which is actually safer for baby. even thou there are bacteria in babies saliva in the half fed ebm, but our ebm has antibodies, hence its still safe to keep for awhile and feed again. unlike fm which does not have the.antibodies property, hence if unfinish need to discard immediately. hope it answer your doubts.
btw, try not to keep your ebm in the warmer for too long. even thou ppl say warming things kills bacterias etc. but.its not true for warmer. if you BOIL things at 100degrees, YES, it kills bacteria. but most warmer will warm milk to only 41 degrees which is actually a good temp for bacteria to grow. not too cold nor hot. thou recommended that ebm can keep in room temp for 4hrs. but in sg weather is hot so.i will just.keep for 2-3hrs to be safe. alternatively keep all unfinish milk bck to fridge but definitely you.let it.chill to room temp first before putting bck to.fridge.
Thanks all for the explanation but I still quite unsure of how the warmer work. For the warmer to warm the milk to 41 degree, won't you need a higher temp water to warm it? For example, I took out my ebm from the fridge, the ebm will be about 6-7degree. I put it in the warmer and also pour normal temp water as requested, the warmer will heat up the water to certain temp so that it will warm the ebm to 41 degree right?
And from the Avent website, one of the feature is controlled steam heats quickly and evenly. Does it mean that the Warner use the water to heat up to 100 degree ( so that it will become steam) and then use it to warm the ebm?
Hi I dont hav a warmer at home . What I did is to use a thermal mug to warm my ebm . It's faster
Try not to use boiling water. Warmer is good to have, as you can adjust the temperature, some even with timing. If not, just warm water in a bowl will do as well. Do take note of the time too, as sometime the milk get too hot for baby. It's good to always check temperature before feeding.
What is the temperature of the water that you r using to warm the milk?
I dont use warmer... Just put in a bigger mug with warm water... I use water from my thermal flask add.some cooled boiled water... I will swirl e btl once in a while.n change water.. As my baby feeds every 4hrs i will prep around 20mins in adv.. If cant finish i will stomach it. dont wanna waste it
If freshly pump.. Unfinished i also stomach it... Lol anyway now my baby finishes every drop
From what i read, use water that is more or less 40deg to warm the milk (not higher than 40deg coz it will kills of the nutrients in the breast milk). The ebm doesnt need to reach 40deg, afterall our own body temperature is only around 36-37 right?
For me i'll gauge based on my own freshly expressed ebm. How warm it was when it was just expressed out, roughly i'll warm the chilled ebm to that temp
i think warmer has a thermal sensor in it and can sense how warm the water needs to be. i ever use a therometer to check the water in the warmer whn the timmer beeps. its 40-41 degrees. and i have another pigeon warmer that indicate the temp. so i.am.pretty sure that most warmer warms up to 40 degrees and not higher.
gosh.. i have always been using boiling water to warm my ebm...
Yea you can buy food warmer.
yea you need to buy food warmer.
It is ready to drink ?