Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

4 Bumps

Breast Feeding

After storing milk for a day in the fridge can you freeze and it still last up to two weeks?

Once the milk is heated can it be stored in the fridge again if it is not used?

Answer Question

Asked by lazo060109 at 2:23 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in General Parenting

Level 12 (774 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • Once it is heated it needs to be used or it's no good

    If you pump I was told it needs to be frozen right away

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:26 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • They say once your baby starts drinking from the milk, not to try to save it because saliva introduces bacteria to the milk which can be harmful to your LO. I would say yes, after one day, you could still freeze the milk and have it last. The key is chilling it. As long as it's not left out, it should be safe to freeze within the first 24-48 hours. GL.

    Answer by BisketLiss at 2:27 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • first question...yes, if chilled only for day or two, but not a week.

    second, no. after you warm it up, do not re-chill it. Breastmilk can sit at room temp for up to 24 hours. You can always warm it up a bit again, although bmilk should not be wamed much more than room temp anyway. And yes, it's the babies saliva that creates the bacteria, which is why it is recommended to use bmilk within 4-6 hours of warming.

    In a freezer (in the back, good and cold) bmik can last up to 3 months. in a deep freezer, up to 12 months. Once bmilk is thawed it should be used within 24 hours (when thaw). and it is best to thaw by room temp than heat.

    Answer by boobarandbell at 2:31 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • it is fine to freeze, if it was just pumped and put in the fridge resources say it can last 4-8days in a cold fridge, so if it was only 24 hours you should be fine to freeze it. But once it thaws after freezing you cannot refreeze.

    And after it is thawed it only has 24hour fridge life.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 2:31 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Once you heat the milk it shouldn't be refrozen, but if just pumped it will be ok to freeze.

    Answer by Momabear455 at 8:27 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.