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storing breastmilk

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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i froze some bm

defrosted, warmed it up an gave my son a bottle


but he left some, can it be saved? or do i have to throw it out

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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misslady80013
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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I know you can't re freeze it but am not sure about refrigeration. Here's a bump and hope you get an answer soon.
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try4baby20
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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Fridge for 24h then trash
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Apr. 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Give it the sniff test. Kellymom does recommend not re-warming more than once, and also not to use before four hours.

If you find this happens a lot, then cut the size of the bottles. 

Bgbluford785
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 2:18 PM
I was told to toss any remainder from my sons peditricion and my obgy. Do u have a full supply in your breast still? If yes then just toss it.. :-) I tink bactera is the main reason why I was told that
jocelynred
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 5:08 PM


Quoting Bgbluford785:

I was told to toss any remainder from my sons peditricion and my obgy. Do u have a full supply in your breast still? If yes then just toss it.. :-) I tink bactera is the main reason why I was told that

yes, if it sits out more than an hour or so it's not that the bm really goes bad. it's more that the bacteria from the saliva on the nipple (and whatever gets in the bottle) becomes more of an issue.

Bgbluford785
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:22 PM
Quoting jocelynred:




I'm pretty sure their syliva gets in the bottle from back wash. Either way its not something I'm willing to risk with my lil ones.
fahmom
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

There is conflicting info. over this issue. If it was previously frozen I personally would not save it for the next feeding. If it were fresh and he did not finish the bottle I would save it and reheat for the next feeding. There has not been any extensive studies over it. At least not that I have found.

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