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BreastMilk question

Posted by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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If I take frozen milk and thaw is under warm water and baby don't drink it all how long is it good for. 24 hours in the fridge right? and how long in room temp?

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by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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mommytam
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:05 PM

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dosthepost
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:06 PM

4 hours room temp.

mommytam
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:10 PM


Quoting dosthepost:

4 hours room temp.


so if it sits out for 4 hours and I put it in the fridge it is still good?

mama-w-peanut
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:11 PM

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Colleen86
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:12 PM
I dunno. I don't pump.
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mommytam
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:18 PM

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SullivanMommy
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM

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XComsGirl
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:22 PM

If you leave it out for more than an hour, I wouldn't suggest putting it back in the fridge. Once you use it, it gets bacteria in it, so the longer you leave it out, the longer they have to spawn. Even in the fridge it only slows down the reproduction; it doesn't stop it. That's why you shouldn't use it after 24 hours. If your baby doesn't generally finish the breastmilk, the best thing to do would be to give it to her in smaller doses so you don't introduce bacteria into the milk that you haven't used.

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tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Aug. 31, 2010 at 3:50 PM

If it was already fully warmed and it touched babies mouth no fridge and its good 4 hours, if it was just thawed and not warmed and not in babies mouth then 24 hours in the fridge...

gdiamante
by Gina on Aug. 31, 2010 at 4:31 PM

I've always gone by use or toss within one hour; it's just easier for me. Four hours IS safe but in my world too easy to stretch that out.

If too much is left on a regular basis, cut the size of your bottles.

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