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How long can breast milk stay at room temperature?

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Asked by firstimemommy21 at 7:50 AM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I wouldn't leave it out for more than an hour, just like formula.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:11 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Agree with Scuba.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:25 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Up to ten hours, actually. Cool, huh? Breastmilk has antimicrobial properties. You cannot treat it anything like formula.

    If it's been cooled and warmed, THEN one hour.

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:55 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I've heard 8 hours, but if Gdiamante says up to 10, I'll take her word on it. She knows her stuff. Freshly pumped milk can stay at room temp for that period of time. As G's already mentioned, if it's been frozen/thawed or put in fridge and then taken out, no longer then an hour.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:16 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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