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material for containers to be used for preterm expressed breast milk


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Kindly advise me what is the ideal material to be used for containers in which expressed breast milk can be stored in refrigerators.I am aware that glass is ideal but it is practically difficult. I am using stainless steel containers as of now.Is plastic any way superior to it.Kindly also suggest me the references. The reason for the question is problems of rusting with stainless steel material

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Guest sameera_reddy

Thank u for the guidelines in term healthy babies.Kindly provide me the guidelines for preterms who stay in NICU for longer periods.Any experiences with stainless steel kindly share

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For cleaning the bottles we use these :

http://www.philips.co.uk/c/avent-baby-steriliser/25286/cat/#filterState0=MCC_STERILIZERS_SU_GB_CONSUMER%3Dtrue

We do not use steel containers.

..Steel containers were associated with a marked decline in cell count and cell viability when compared to polyethylene..

source: http://guidelines.gov/content.aspx?id=23797

At the same time this source says steel containers are ok:

http://books.google.com.sa/books?id=96LEZb5s7psC&lpg=PA161&ots=x4IlOwS_Ot&dq=human%20breast%20milk%20storage%20in%20steel%20containers&pg=PA161#v=onepage&q=steel%20containers&f=false

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