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milk question

i pump sometimes and put it in a bottle for my dd's next feeding...it gets cold though...is that okay if it sits at room temp? i feel bad bc its not warm anymore.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:22 AM on Feb. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No. Your milk cannot sit out fo rmore than 4 hours
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • i dont let it sit any more than 3 hours.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • You can and should warm it over warm water if your "room temp" is cold.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 1:25 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Breastmilk can sit out for 4-8 hours ladies.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 1:26 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • yeah i read on llli.org that its 4 (ideal) but up to 8. she eats every 2 to 3 hours though so it never sits for longer than that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkstorage.html


    It tells you how long you can store in what temp and how to reheat.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Room temp is usually only okay for 2-3 hours I believe, but definitely no longer than 4. You can refrigerate it and heat it when you need it. Never heat it over again though.
    lilmizzie27

    Answer by lilmizzie27 at 2:45 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Actually, room temp, when fresh, can last up to 10 hours. Some people follow the rule of 5; 5 hours fresh, 5 days in the fridge, 5 months in the freezer. It just depends on what authority you choose to listen to. Find one and follow those rules only; each person/site you listen to will give you different time frames and its easier to stick to one rather than trying to find a happy medium between them all.
    ncbirdie

    Answer by ncbirdie at 8:25 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • If baby doesn't mind taking the milk at room temp, then there is no problem. The only reason to warm it up is to make baby happy. Many moms give pumped breastmilk at room temp. Not a problem at all!
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:10 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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