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Breast milk

How long is breastmilk good for in the freezer? I have some from 10-27-08 and 11-01-08. It was frozen immediately after being pumped, is it still good?

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Auntiemom410

Asked by Auntiemom410 at 2:22 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I have a magnet on my fridge that says 6 months if kept in the BACK of the freezer.
    milfalicious08

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 2:24 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • i heard 12months. but i seriously cant imagine that it will still be good after 12 months.

    so i would go with what the first said. 6months. if even that long.
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 2:26 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Freezer compartment of a refrigerator 5°F or -15°C 2 weeks
    Freezer compartment of refrigerator with separate doors 0°F or -18°C 3–6 months
    Chest or upright deep freezer -4°F or -20°C 6–12 months

    I got this from the Centers for disease control and prevention
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Depends on the freezer type. I keep mine in the deep freeze and have been using stuff I pumped in September. It looks and smells fine. I was told it was good for a year.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 2:44 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • average freezer if in the back is good for up to ten months.. i stopped nursing.. well, actually my milk ran out.. but when my son had his first cold, i thawed out one of the bags and gave it to him, and that was pumped back in sept. and he is now 7 months old, and no more cold
    sweetscrappin

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 2:45 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

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