When babies take milk from the breast, it's at blood temperature so milk doesn’t have to be warmed for babies to like it – room temperature is fine too. But if you choose to then, then warming breast milk is completely safe and easy to do.
Depending on where you are, you might like to consider these different options:
At the risk of sounding like we’re finger-wagging please, please remember never to heat breast milk in a microwave or boil it. It will destroy all the good stuff and you are also at risk of burning your baby’s mouth, as it can create hot spots.
Ever wondered why people squirt milk on their wrists to test the temperature? The skin here is thin and sensitive, just like your baby’s, so this serves as a reliable guide. It should feel warm not hot. All OK? Then you’re good to feed!
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