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can you reheat breast milk more than once?

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Asked by LilliansMom1028 at 11:59 AM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I wouldn't. It doesn't have any preservatives in it.

    Answer by mompam at 12:04 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • you shouldnt.

    Answer by cassie_m at 12:07 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • nope

    Answer by piwife at 12:19 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • The way you are supposed to warm breastmilk is by putting it in warm water. You aren't supposed to put it in a microwave or heat it on the stove. Once you have fed the baby you shouldn't put what's left back in the fridge. If you have recently fed the baby and the baby wants more and you want to warm it a little more in warm water that would be ok. I would only do that if the milk has been out for an hour or so.

    Answer by Gailll at 12:26 PM on Nov. 19, 2009


    Answer by happymom1988 at 1:00 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Yes actually you can. 1 time. Example. You pumped then stored it in the fridge next day you warmed it up and fed baby. He didn't finish it so you put it back in fridge. Next feeding you re-warm and feed baby. If it's not used at the next feeding throw it out.

    Answer by Katt709 at 1:25 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • I should have added these too:
    See for great breastfeeding and breast milk information!
    Also join the Breastfeeding Moms group here on CM this group was a life saver for me!

    Answer by Katt709 at 1:35 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • According to

    If baby does not finish milk at one feeding, it may be refrigerated and offered at the next feeding before it is discarded.

    This is the way I've done it for all 4 of my babies and it's never caused a problem.

    Answer by _Momof3_ at 3:31 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

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