• Brandi
  • San Gabriel, United States
  • 6 months ago

Breast milk question!

Hey mamas! I was wondering something. I pumped milk on the way home for work. Left it out for over 4 hours. My question is, how long is breastmilk safe to put back in the fridge after pumping 😫 i don’t wanna waste it
  • M
  • IN, US
  • a month ago

Room temp is a big indicator on how long you can leave freshly pumped milk out. 3-8 hours I was told my a lactation consultant. Also it should smell normal or sweet but if it has a funny smell then I would toss it. Only you can know if the smell is good or not. It’s always best to bring a small cooler with you when you know you have to pump away from home. Also you can leave in fridge for 5 days and on the freezer for 6 months and in a deep freeze for one year. I am planning to stop pumping when my daughter is 6 months and I have saved almost 2,000 ounces so far. It can be done.

  • M
  • FL, US
  • a month ago

Even if it "goes bad" i make breatmilk soap, lotion, diaper cream, bathes, breatmilk is amazing!

  • M
  • CA, US
  • a month ago

Use it as toner! Breast milk is amazing for our skin! 😘

  • P
  • SC, US
  • 2 months ago

Usually the smell will let you know lol I think the max it can stay out is around 3-4 hours? Also depends on the room temperature, but the safest way to go is to smell it tbh

  • D
  • ENG, GB
  • 4 months ago

Breast milk after pumping is safe in the fridge for 5 days after that chuck it away, if you express too much milk freeze it and defrost it, but use that milk straight away after defrosting and heating it to however LO likes it. I breastfed for 2/3 weeks of my LO’s life and the reason I stopped is because he was demanding more then I can pump out, so freeze milk if you are pumping a lot out :)

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