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How long is breast milk good for after being refrigerated?

I have read all the storage guidlines and it list everything, but how long can use milk at room temp after being refrigerated. So if I pump and putt in the frig and then need to run errands, can I pull a bottle out and take with me and still use it two hours later or do I need to pump fresh to take with me so it has never been chilled??

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indymom430

Asked by indymom430 at 11:59 AM on Jun. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Two hours at room temp is two hours at room temp. Refrig doesn't degrade it. Get an ice pack for your diaper bag.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Ok thanks! I do have an insulated bottle cooler that I have not used yet. I just do not want to waste a drop of breast milk, by letting it go bad!
    indymom430

    Answer by indymom430 at 12:37 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • use an ice pack in the bottle cooler, that will give you a couple more hours.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:09 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

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