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Different suggestions for storing breastmilk, which is right?

I have a leaflet that says 6 days in the fridge (below 5 degrees) from the midwife, a book that says 4, and bounty says 24hrs in the fridge if the temp is 6 or above - and the leaflet says it can be stored for 3 days at this temp! For how long can breastmilk be stored safely in the fridge?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on May. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (4)
  • I stored mine in the fridge for a week & it was fine. Fridge changes temps alot bc of the constant opening & closing. Put it in the back, use other items in front to help insulate it, try to limit the times the fridge gets opened. I have no idea what the temp is in my fridge.

    Answer by Nyx7 at 9:41 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • I was always told 3 days.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 10:24 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • 8 days

    Kellymom is the best breastfeeding online resource


    Answer by Gailll at 10:46 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • Use the kellymom guidelines. They are accurate.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:01 PM on May. 12, 2010