• Brandi
  • San Gabriel, United States
  • 2 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
  • J
  • ENG, GB
  • 2 months ago

It is only safe to consume if it is put in the fridge before 4 hours if left at room temperature. If you had it out for 2 then put it in the fridge when you take it out you have 2 hours at room temp before it needs to be wasted. It just can’t go longer than 4 hours total. I’ve got about 8oz that was wasted milk (lb decided he didn’t want to drink out the bottle anymore) in my freezer which I am going to do a milk bath for my little boy to save throwing it down the sink. Maybe use it for that instead? will be good for her skin :) x

  • A
  • CA
  • 4 months ago

4 hours in room temperature 4 days in fridge 4 weeks in freezer Let's say it is in room temperature for 1 hour. Now it will be ok for 3 days in the fridge and 3 weeks in the freezer. And such.

  • N
  • ID, US
  • 4 months ago

Also if you do Facebook or podcasts check out the badass breastfeeder its grate

  • D
  • FL, US
  • 4 months ago

I read 4 hours somewhere

  • C
  • ENG, GB
  • 4 months ago

I had a premature baby and he was in N.I.C.U and they have said to me that when you express pump milk is 2 hours room temperature but you have to put it in the fridge before the 2 hours after 2 hours out is no good anymore if you put it in the fridge it’s only 2days. After 2 days is not good anymore if you haven’t put it in the freezer with those days. but if you have put it in the Freezer up to these two days or before these two days you can keep it in the fridge for six months. If you don’t want to get ready of the milk you can bath you little one with it. I have read a article about it .

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