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How do you know if your pumped milk is bad?

Is it like cows milk and will smell bad?

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stepmom929

Asked by stepmom929 at 2:58 AM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Exactly, yes.
    Arisce

    Answer by Arisce at 3:28 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Yes, it will smell bad. But in general they say that breastmilk can stay in the fridge for about 48 hours, and freezer for 3 months. I always smell my pumped milk before I use it, and if it smells weird in any way, I throw it in the sink.
    LilyandEmmasMom

    Answer by LilyandEmmasMom at 8:54 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • no milk can stay in the fridge for 8 days.i alwasy sip a little to make sure(i know it sounds gross)but if its for my baby,i try it all
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 9:34 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Yea, smell it, or taste it. Remeber that sometimes after it's been frozen it might taste a little sour if you have a lot of lipase in your milk... it's still fine to use.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:55 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

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