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breastmilk

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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I store my breastmilk in the fridge do i have to warm it up? Once I take it out of the fridge how long can it be out?
by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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Katie3621
by New Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM
Yes. But NEVER in the microwave. Put it in a bottle run it under hot water or place it in a bowl full of hot water until its warm. Depends on where you're at.. I was told 6-8 hours but I never go past 4.
lilmama8408
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM

warm it up under running warm water or in a bowl of hot water, test before use. 

i was told milk breast or formula is only ok for 2 hours.

breastmilk only lasts a couple days or a week in the fridge as well. make sure you lable with dates and times so you use them in order

frndlyfn
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:09 PM

kellymom.com , i think has the guidelines for breast milk storage.  

http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/#storage


Storage guidelines

HUMAN MILK STORAGE – QUICK REFERENCE CARD
TemperatureStorage Time
Freshly expressed milk
Warm room80-90°F / 27-32°C3-4 hours
Room temperature61-79°F / 16-26°C4-8 hours
(ideal: 3-4 hours)
Insulated cooler / ice packs59°F / 15°C24 hours
Refrigerated Milk (Store at back, away from door)
Refrigerator (fresh milk)32-39°F / 0-4°C3-8 days
(ideal: 72 hrs)
Refrigerator (thawed milk)32-39°F / 0-4°C24 hours
MamaELA
by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Bump
MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Feb. 18, 2014 at 8:37 PM

To be honest I've never pumped so I'm not sure.

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