Our offices are in Northern California, but with Hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc on the other side of the country, our thoughts are with all the moms and dads dealing with with flooding, power outages, and school and work closures. Yesterday we shared ideas for indoor activities to keep your kids occupied, and today we're passing on tips for breastfeeding moms who have lost power, from lactation expert Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC.
If you're currently nursing and depend on a freezer, refrigerator, or electric breast pump to keep it all going, Cicatelli Ciagne offers ideas on how to continue the pumping and on how to preserve your stash of frozen breast milk until you get your power back. Several of her suggestions will also be useful for perishables other than breast milk — like placing the most important items in the very back of your freezer and then keeping the door closed until power returns.
Is your family being impacted by Sandy?