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From Fridge to Freezer?

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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Can I put my pumped breastmilk that's in the fridge for the past few hours into the freezer and still save it. I meant to take it with me on my errands but forgot it. So I had to NIP. No big deal. But I would like to not waste the milk.
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FLmommy0204
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Sure can.  You can leave the milk in the fridge for up to 8 days I believe but it's best if goes to the freeezer soon.  I would pump small amounts at a time and combine until I had a full bottle to freeze.  ... I am assuming the milk is fresh, though.  Thawed milk must be used within 24 hours and should never be refrozen. 

FLmommy0204
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:14 PM
TJD22
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:14 PM
Yes it was pumped this morning. I appreciate your response.
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aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM
This is correct. I wouldn't store in more than 2-3 ounces to minimize waste, though.

Quoting FLmommy0204:

Sure can.  You can leave the milk in the fridge for up to 8 days I believe but it's best if goes to the freeezer soon.  I would pump small amounts at a time and combine until I had a full bottle to freeze.  ... I am assuming the milk is fresh, though.  Thawed milk must be used within 24 hours and should never be refrozen. 

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joledalynn
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM
Was just gonna ask if you could combine like that. I don't wanna waste my bags. I got a 2 ounce bottle in the fridge that I wanna add another to before I store in the freezer.

Quoting aehanrahan:

This is correct. I wouldn't store in more than 2-3 ounces to minimize waste, though.



Quoting FLmommy0204:

Sure can.  You can leave the milk in the fridge for up to 8 days I believe but it's best if goes to the freeezer soon.  I would pump small amounts at a time and combine until I had a full bottle to freeze.  ... I am assuming the milk is fresh, though.  Thawed milk must be used within 24 hours and should never be refrozen. 

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aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:47 PM
Combining is fine if you will be giving more than one bottle in the 24 hours after thawing. Otherwise, storing in one feeding quantities keeps milk from being wasted.
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joledalynn
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:48 PM
Thanks :) I'm storing for daycare in the future. Sorry op for jacking your post lol

Quoting aehanrahan:

Combining is fine if you will be giving more than one bottle in the 24 hours after thawing. Otherwise, storing in one feeding quantities keeps milk from being wasted.
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TJD22
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM
That's what these posts are for :)
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FLmommy0204
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Yes, just make sure all the milk is the same temperature before combining. 

Quoting joledalynn:

Was just gonna ask if you could combine like that. I don't wanna waste my bags. I got a 2 ounce bottle in the fridge that I wanna add another to before I store in the freezer.

Quoting aehanrahan:

This is correct. I wouldn't store in more than 2-3 ounces to minimize waste, though.



Quoting FLmommy0204:

Sure can.  You can leave the milk in the fridge for up to 8 days I believe but it's best if goes to the freeezer soon.  I would pump small amounts at a time and combine until I had a full bottle to freeze.  ... I am assuming the milk is fresh, though.  Thawed milk must be used within 24 hours and should never be refrozen. 


amy6162007
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:56 PM

I read you didn't have to have at same temp....you could just add fresh to stuff that was in fridge.  Do you have a source or somehing I can read about combining at same temps? (b/c i have not been doing this)  thanks

Quoting FLmommy0204:

Yes, just make sure all the milk is the same temperature before combining. 

Quoting joledalynn:

Was just gonna ask if you could combine like that. I don't wanna waste my bags. I got a 2 ounce bottle in the fridge that I wanna add another to before I store in the freezer.

Quoting aehanrahan:

This is correct. I wouldn't store in more than 2-3 ounces to minimize waste, though.



Quoting FLmommy0204:

Sure can.  You can leave the milk in the fridge for up to 8 days I believe but it's best if goes to the freeezer soon.  I would pump small amounts at a time and combine until I had a full bottle to freeze.  ... I am assuming the milk is fresh, though.  Thawed milk must be used within 24 hours and should never be refrozen. 



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