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expired milk?

Posted by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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Apparently I don't have my freezer stash as organized as I thought. I just found 26oz of milk that was pumped between 10/22 and 10/30. I'm not sure what I should do. Should I throw it all out. That really cuts into my stash which was down to about 20 bags (this is 6 bags). I could freeze everything I pump for the next couple days and use all frozen but it's as much as 10 days past the 4 month mark. How bad does milk really go?

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MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Deep freezer or in the refrigerator?
Mom2Just1
by Silver Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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I thought it was 6 months In freezer? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Steph_G.
by Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:01 PM

refrigerator's freezer (I don't have a deep freezer)

Quoting MusherMaggie: Deep freezer or in the refrigerator?


MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:01 PM
Check milk storage on kellymom.com. The guidelines will be there.
Steph_G.
by Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:01 PM

My Medela magnet says 3-4 months

Quoting Mom2Just1: I thought it was 6 months In freezer? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


shortyali
by Alicia on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:14 PM
It's good for 6 months:
Storage guidelines

HUMAN MILK STORAGE – QUICK REFERENCE CARD
Temperature Storage Time
Freshly expressed milk
Warm room 80-90°F / 27-32°C 3-4 hours
Room temperature 61-79°F / 16-26°C 4-8 hours
(ideal: 3-4 hours)
Insulated cooler / ice packs 59°F / 15°C 24 hours
Refrigerated Milk (Store at back, away from door)
Refrigerator (fresh milk) 32-39°F / 0-4°C 3-8 days
(ideal: 72 hrs)
Refrigerator (thawed milk) 32-39°F / 0-4°C 24 hours
Frozen Milk (Do not refreeze! Store at back, away from door/sides)
Freezer compartment inside refrigerator (older-style) Varies 2 weeks
Self-contained freezer unit of a refrigerator/freezer <39°F / <4°C 6 months
Separate deep freeze



http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/
stepconfused182
by Kelley on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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You're right.

Quoting Mom2Just1: I thought it was 6 months In freezer? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Steph_G.
by Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Thanks guys. I think I will still try to use it up in the next couple of days and just freeze new stuff. I don't know why my medela magnet says 3-4 months, but if someone says 6 months I'm willing to go with it :)

jaxons_mama
by Allyson on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:39 PM
I always was told 6 months in the freezer and up to 12 in the deep freezer
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Mar. 3, 2014 at 9:54 PM
I would thaw one bag and see how it is. You'll know if it is bad.
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