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How long can colostrum/breast milk be stored in the freezer before it is not good any longer?

My mom hasn't had a baby in 21 years (my little sister) she says that it is only good in the freezer for two weeks!! I am 17 wks with my first, and I keep reading that a lot of women leak before the baby is born, and where I personally am not going to pump before the baby is born, I had a friend that did it with her second because she stopped producing much of anything about two months after her first one. (I guess she made a lot before??)



SO, how long can it be stored if it is pumped?

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babyruby02

Asked by babyruby02 at 3:13 PM on Nov. 6, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • from: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/women/pregnancy/birth/828.html

    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

    Good Luck!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

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    http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/tips-and-solutions/11/breastmilk-collection-and-storage
    It says on here Fresh breast milk at room temp 4 hours, Cooler with ice packs -24 hours, refridgerator 5to7 days, normal freezer 3 to 4 months and deep freeze 6 to 12 months
    tdawn_21

    Answer by tdawn_21 at 7:01 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

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