If I warm up the breastmilk in a bottle warmer and the baby doesn't drink it, should I toss it or put it back in the fridge?
Is that safe?
Answer by Lovemybabies885 at 11:48 AM on Feb. 27, 2009
Check outÂ this information at http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/reusing-expressedmilk.html
"... If the milk is warmed up but not used, it is OK to reheat the milk once. But the more you reheat the more you decrease some of the valuable immunologic properties of the milk..."
"Breastmilk can safely stand at room temperature for 6 to 8 hours and need not be discarded if the first feeding attempt is incomplete. In contrast, formula must be refrigerated and discarded after the first feeding attempt because it contains no antibodies or infection protection factors."
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:16 PM on Feb. 27, 2009