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Question about breastmilk.

A non CM friend of mom wants to know if she can now freeze a container of breastmilk she had sitting in the fridge for about 4hrs.

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Asked by reigndrops12689 at 6:48 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (7)
  • Yes! Freeze it within 12 hours

    Answer by leksismommy at 6:49 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Yep!! As long as it was fresh put in the fridge not previously frozen. No re-freezing.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:51 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • yep...she can decide to freeze it after it's been in the fridge for up to 72 hours...tell her to check out this link.  I like this resource and also this one. 


    Answer by MommyH2 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Yes!

    Answer by mompam at 7:10 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Milk needs to be frozen within 12 hours (some sources say 72 though) of pumping so 4 hours in the fridge is fine. I used to pump at work all day and freeze it when I got home. No refreezing thawed milk though it must be freshly pumped within the last 12 hours.

    Answer by aeneva at 8:13 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • yep, yep yep.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Yep, but I would put it in a breastmilk storage bag so she can get all the air out of it. Otherwise it will get freezer burn.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 11:40 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

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