• Brandi
  • San Gabriel, United States
  • a year 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
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • a month ago

It’s good for 4 hours. They recently changed the rules

  • M
  • IN, US
  • 6 months 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
  • 6 months ago

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

  • M
  • FL, US
  • 4 months ago

Of course which would you like to know???

  • A
  • ENG, GB
  • 4 months ago

Melissa would you mind sharing how you do this?

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  • M
  • CA, US
  • 6 months ago

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

  • P
  • SC, US
  • 7 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

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