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breast milk

how long can i leave it in the fridge? i dont want to leave it in there for a long time and go bad. the most i leave it in is 2 hours, if its been in there longer i throw it out. my friend is always telling me im wasting the milk.. is this true?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Dec. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (4)
  • Yeah, you can keep it more than 2 hours.

    How long can I store my breast milk?
    The following are some general breast milk storage guidelines:

    * At room temperature (less than 77°F) for 4 to 8 hours
    * At the back of a refrigerator for 3 to 8 days
    * At the back of a freezer for up to 3 months


    Answer by DawnA72 at 12:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • it can be kept up to 7 days

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • I think it can stay in there a couple days, but shake it up, because it does seperate. On the other hand, if you have an excess of milk, you can freeze it for like 3 months! Once it's reheated though, you cannot refridgerate it, you have to dump the stuff you didn't use. Once your baby starts eating cereal and stuff, mix it in with the cereal etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • My pumped milked was only for when I wasn't around and I would pump every night so I had so much extra. Why use the old stuff if you have fresh stuff. Whatever went in the fridge instead of the freezer, I would toss after a day. I had it on tap.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:57 PM on Dec. 11, 2009