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what do i do if i pump breast molk in the morning and save it. but i want to pump three hours later can i put it back in the same bottle?

like how much time do i have in order to pump more milk?how long is it to be inside the refrigerator?

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Asked by Tiffany805716 at 12:31 AM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I think for contamination purposes that you are supposed to put it in another bottle, but to be honest, I put pumped milk in the same bottle from different pumping sessions. My son is fine. He's 9 months old and has never been sick *knock on wood*. Just make sure that you put it right into the fridge if you aren't going to use it right away.

    Answer by kathria at 12:36 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • No. Fresh containers are needed for each pumping. Date and time each bottle. In our Nicu we only use fresh milk for 48 hours (24 hours once defrosted, if frozen).


    Answer by Sisteract at 12:37 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • For healthy full-term infants:

    •You can store it at room temperature:
    ◦for 4 to 8 hours (at no warmer than 77° Fahrenheit, or 25° Celsius)
    •You can store it in the refrigerator:
    ◦for up to 2 to 3 days at 32°-39° Fahrenheit (0°-3.9° Celsius)
    •You can store it in the freezer (be sure to leave about an inch of space at the top of the container or bottle to allow for expansion of the milk when it freezes):
    ◦for up to 2 weeks in a freezer compartment located inside the refrigerator
    ◦for 3 to 4 months in a freezer that's self-contained and connected on top of or on the side of the refrigerator and is kept at 0° Fahrenheit (-18° Celsius). But be sure to store the milk in the back of the freezer, not in the door).

    Answer by MTM at 12:40 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • ◦for 6 to 12 months in a deep freezer that's always 4° Fahrenheit (-20° Celsius)
    If you thaw frozen milk, you can refrigerate it and use it within 24 hours, but do not refreeze it. And don't save milk from a bottle that your baby already drank out of.
    It's also important to note that different resources provide different variations on the amount of time you can store breast milk at room temperature, in the refrigerator, and in the freezer. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns or questions.

    Answer by MTM at 12:41 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

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