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Breastmilk and iron for infants

Breastmilk Storage Guide

Proper breastmilk storage involves clean hands, labeled containers, and following temperature guidelines. Fresh milk lasts up to 4 days in the fridge and 6-12 months in the freezer. Thawing should be gradual, never in a microwave. Feed oldest milk first and discard unconsumed portions within 1-2 hours.

Breastfeeding Support Quality & Safety

Low Zinc Intake Among Breastfed Infants

At the American Society for Nutrition Conference, Gerber presented their poster for a study determining infant zinc absorption. Using data from FITS, they concluded that breastfed and mixed-fed infants are at risk for inadequate zinc intake. Guidance for complementary foods containing zinc for infants receiving any breast milk may be…

FITS Breastfeeding Support Dietary Guidelines