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Can I do this?

Posted by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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I thaw milk and prepare 4 2.5oz bottles for 8hrs at daycare. Sometimes she refuses the bottles and ill have a left over 2.5oz bottle. I put it in the fridge. She can have that bottle 2 days later, right?
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SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Jan. 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM
No, it must be used within 24 hours once thawed. Leave it frozen, daycare can thaw if needed... Are you pumping and sending fresh at all.
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BoxxyBabee
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Daycare won't thaw. I need to prepare the bottles for them.


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

No, it must be used within 24 hours once thawed. Leave it frozen, daycare can thaw if needed... Are you pumping and sending fresh at all.

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melindabelcher
by mel on Jan. 29, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Try 4 2oz bottles or 3 3oz bottles
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SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:06 PM
Do you have fresh milk to send?

Quoting BoxxyBabee:

Daycare won't thaw. I need to prepare the bottles for them.




Quoting SewingMamaLele:

No, it must be used within 24 hours once thawed. Leave it frozen, daycare can thaw if needed... Are you pumping and sending fresh at all.

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Baby_Avas_Momma
by Elizabeth on Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM
I'd try to send fresh bottles. They're good in the fridge up to 8 days. Thawed milk HAS to be used within 24hrs.
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BoxxyBabee
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I could, I've been using my frozen milk thats been stored for a couple months. I'm almost out of that.


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Do you have fresh milk to send?

Quoting BoxxyBabee:

Daycare won't thaw. I need to prepare the bottles for them.




Quoting SewingMamaLele:

No, it must be used within 24 hours once thawed. Leave it frozen, daycare can thaw if needed... Are you pumping and sending fresh at all.



Precious333
by Group Mod-Julia on Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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Im wondering, since your tryjng to get rid of the freezer stash, if you thaw out two 2 ozs and have then use that frist and then bring a 2 oz bottle, if she doesbt use it, bring itvthe next day since i can last 8 days. Does that make sense?
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BoxxyBabee
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:43 PM

The last 2-3 thursdays, she's been drinking the 48hr old thawed milk... =\

stepconfused182
by Kelley on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:08 PM
That's ok...just don't do it anymore :). Precious gave you a great suggestion! The reason you shouldn't use the thawed milk after 24 hours is because freezing inhibits the antimicrobial action of fresh milk. Whereas, fresh milk has those antibodies which make it almost impossible for any bacteria to grow. Fresh is always better so your baby can get those antibodies. Always use that first if you have it.

Quoting BoxxyBabee:

The last 2-3 thursdays, she's been drinking the 48hr old thawed milk... =\

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BoxxyBabee
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM
Thanks :)


Quoting stepconfused182:

That's ok...just don't do it anymore :). Precious gave you a great suggestion! The reason you shouldn't use the thawed milk after 24 hours is because freezing inhibits the antimicrobial action of fresh milk. Whereas, fresh milk has those antibodies which make it almost impossible for any bacteria to grow. Fresh is always better so your baby can get those antibodies. Always use that first if you have it.



Quoting BoxxyBabee:

The last 2-3 thursdays, she's been drinking the 48hr old thawed milk... =\


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