• Brandi
  • San Gabriel, United States
  • 3 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
  • D
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 20 days 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 :)

  • A
  • Fort Collins, United States
  • 3 months ago

Does anybody know if I heat fridge breast milk once can I reheat a second time? I find conflicting info. Thanks

  • N
  • Lancaster, United States
  • 2 months ago

Really depends what you mean. If it’s right after you just tried to warm it, yes. If it’s been more than an hour later, no.

  • K
  • Perris, United States
  • 2 months ago

Hmm... I think as long as it wasn’t refrigerated you can.

  • R
  • Inverness, UK
  • 3 months ago

666 rule. 6 hours at room temp. 6 days at the back of the fridge and 6 months in the freezer.

  • J
  • Tinley Park, United States
  • 3 months ago

As long as it wasn’t refrigerated yet and in closed containers you have 6to 8 hours to get it into the fridge. I did the same thing a while back so I called the lactation consultants at our hospital. This is what she said.

  • E
  • Geismar, United States
  • 3 months ago

I know the rule is 6 hours out, 6 days in fridge, 6 month in freezer.

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