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Breast Milk Refrigerating Need Help!!

Discussion in 'Breast Feeding' started by Ammu2886, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Ammu2886

    Ammu2886 Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Ladies,
    I need some help on storing breast milk and using it.
    I am planning to introduce bottle feed for my baby 5months old with expressed milk.
    1. After expressing for how many hours can I use it with out refrigerating.?
    2. How many hours can I refrigerate maximum?
     
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  2. Sunburst

    Sunburst Platinum IL'ite

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    It's better to consume freshly expressed breastmilk within an hour or so . For efficient pumping , I would recommend a high grade electric pump as the work is less and the output is much better . Your work place may have it so find out about that .

    You can refrigerate or freeze for months . You get special bags to store milk or bottles can be used to . I used to always pump milk at work and before I used to leave home everyday when my kids were small but I also made sure there was enough backup milk in the freezer for emergency . Never microwave or heat breastmilk directly .

    Please go to baby center and similar websites for more information . They have everything from how to express milk to freezing and thawing . Also if you bought any milk expressing pumps or electric kits , that will have a manual so go over that as well .
     
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    happypoppy New IL'ite

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    I had a consultation with a Lactation consultant, as per her advice
    Without refrigerating milk can be consumed within 8 hrs in room temperature. I always make sure to use it within 3 hours or I put it back in the fridge.
    Refrigerated milk upto 3 days and milk from freezer upto 3 months.

    Always make sure you date the bags properly, very easy to forget when taking care of an infant.
     
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    @Sunburst Thanks much for the information:blush:... Yeah I will go through sites as suggested.
     
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    Thanks @happypoppy..
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