1. Collect breast milk in a clean glass or plastic container.
2. Test milk sample as soon as possible after collection. Refrigerate milk sample immediately if the sample cannot be tested within one hour. Bring refrigerated sample to room temperature and mix thoroughly before testing.
3. Allocate a small portion of the breast milk sample into another container for testing in order to avoid contamination of the whole milk sample. Do not dip the test strips directly into the primary collection container.
4. Completely dip strips so that the testing pads are submerged in the fresh, well-mixed breast milk. Remove the strip immediately to avoid dissolving out the reagent areas.
6. While removing, touch the side of the strip against the rim of the milk container to remove excess breast milk. Blot the lengthwise edge of the strip on an absorbent paper towel to further remove excess liquid and avoid running over (contamination from adjacent reagent pads).
7. Wait for 1 minute and compare results to color chart.Note: Breast Milk nutrient make up changes through the day. It’s advised to test 2-3 times a day over a 3 day period to get a better overview on your breast milk nutrient content.