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How long will breast milk last

ok this will be the first time im away from my baby in 5 mounths he is breastfed and i have to be away for 4 hours he is teething i dont no how long my milk will last out the frig

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Asked by jack90 at 10:06 PM on Mar. 27, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 24 hours in the fridge

    Answer by cielo1 at 10:07 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • when I used to leave my son for a while I had a little cooler, one of those fabric like portable ones, put a few ice packs in there and put the bags of milk in between the ice packs. They say thats lasts 24 hours, so I always felt assured.
    But if the bottle is just going to be sitting out, I think they say something like 4 hours, but I wouldn't personally wait that long.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • 6 hours at room temp, 6 days in the fridge and 6 months in the freezer.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:09 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • it will last a few hours just sitting out, 24 hours in the fridge. If you freeze it, it will last a few months.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 10:09 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • From the La Leche League site
    •at room temperature (66-78°F, 19-26°C) for 4 hours (ideal), up to 6 hours (acceptable) (Some sources use 8 hours)
    •in a refrigerator (<39°F, <4°C) for 72 hours (ideal); up to 8 days (acceptable)
    •in a freezer (-0.4 to -4°F, -18 to -20°C) for 6 months (ideal) up to 12 months (acceptable)

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:12 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • 24 hrs in the fridge and a few hours outside

    Answer by Nitestalker at 7:24 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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