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Breast milk question, please help real quick!!

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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OK, so I am breast feeding my 3 week old DD, but I am also pumping so that I have a stash for when I have to go back to work in October.  I am trying to have all 2 to 3 ounce bags in the freezer.  I was only able to get about 1 1/2 ounces out just now, so can I put that in the fridge, then add some more to it later, then put it in the freezer?

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katiebugg319
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:28 PM

as long as it doesn't sit in the fridge more than 24 hrs. they say 48 but i did 24 just in case

Jademom07
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM

My lactation consultant says 6hrs on the counter-6 days in the fridge-6months in a freezer...you can freeze what you have and then just add to it when you get more as well.  Just remember what you pump now will not have the same nutrient combination as the milk in 3 months will have...you need to rotate it out since milk changes as your baby grows.

haileysmom2833
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Thank you both very much!!

AlyssaRob1416
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 1:44 PM

both have to be the same temp before mixing them together. I would use those little bottles from the hospital and then when they were both cold, I would mix and then freeze them.

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