Neonatal Refrigerators

CoolMed’s neonatal refrigerators, or breast milk fridges have been specially designed for the secure and convenient storage of expressed milk for hospital staff and new mothers. All breast milk refrigerators are equipped with temperature monitoring sensors to keep the internal temperature optimal for storing breast milk.

Why are Breast Milk Fridges important?

Breast milk is filled with essential nutrients, antibodies, and growth factors, making it a lifeline for newborns. It’s even more important for premature infants and those battling health complications, aiding in their development and strengthening their delicate immune systems.

In neonatal care units, where newborns spend their initial weeks or months, the storage of breast milk takes on a crucial role. Specially designed breast milk refrigerators  are instrumental in upholding the nutritional value and purity of breast milk by maintaining an optimal temperature, safeguarding it from harmful bacteria and ensuring its efficacy for the babies who depend on it.

Key Features of Breast Milk Refrigerators

Precise Temperature Control: Our breast milk fridges are crafted to sustain a steady temperature range typically between +2°C and +4°C, preserving the milk’s nutritional value and deterring bacterial growth. CoolMed breast milk fridges are precisely set at +3°C, an optimal midpoint within the recommended range

Easy Temperature Monitoring: Advanced breast milk refrigerators incorporate temperature probes that enable accurate monitoring and stabilisation of milk temperatures. CoolMed breast milk fridges also feature iCool temperature probes, along with audible and visual alerts that accompany significant temperature fluctuations

Engineered for Cooling: CoolMed breast milk fridges incorporate air-circulating ventilators, ensuring even distribution of cold air within the fridge. This prevents temperature inconsistencies among stored milk bottles or containers

Generous Storage Capacity: Various sizes of CoolMed breast milk refrigerators are available, ensuring suitability for a range of healthcare practices

Proper spacing within the fridge is essential, allowing sufficient air circulation to avoid overheating or spoilage. CoolMed offers several sizes, ranging from 29 litre – 400 litre capacity

Accessible Design: CoolMed breast milk fridges feature a user-friendly digital temperature controller with a battery backup, adjustable shelves, and energy-efficient internal LED lighting

Built-in key locks ensure security, and an optional upgrade to a combination lock enhances safety further

Hygienic and Easy to Clean: Constructed with easy-to-clean materials such as aluminium and plastic-coated wire shelves, CoolMed breast milk fridges maintain a hygienic environment. Smooth interior surfaces are resistant to stains, promoting optimal cleanliness for the storage of breast milk

For more information on breast milk fridges, read our comprehensive neonatal fridge guide.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much breast milk can CoolMed fridges store?

Designed for optimal storage, our fridges efficiently organise and store varying quantities of breast milk. We stock multiple sizes of fridge, ranging from 29 to 400 litres.

Are CoolMed breast milk fridges suitable for both home and hospital use?

Versatility is one of our design hallmarks. Whether you’re a new mother looking for convenience at home or a healthcare professional seeking reliability, our breast milk fridges are tailored to suit diverse environments and needs. Our small models may be more suitable for home use, such as the CMN59 or the CMN29.

How long can breast milk be safely stored in a fridge?

According to NHS guidelines, expressed breast milk can be safely stored in a fridge at temperatures below +4°C for up to 5 days.

What is the ideal temperature range for a breast milk fridge?

The ideal temperature range for a breast milk fridge is typically between +2°C and +4°C. This ensures the milk remains safe for consumption and maintains its nutritional integrity.

How often should a breast milk fridge be cleaned?

It is recommended to clean the breast milk fridge thoroughly at least once a week. Regular cleaning helps prevent bacterial growth and maintains a hygienic storage environment for the breast milk.

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