How long will breast milk keep in fridge

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Avatar f tn I'm not breastfeeding, but I was wondering how long does it take for my milk to dry up?
Avatar f tn The website for LLLI, is very helpful they even give you hours on how long you can use your breast milk if you keep it at room temp. Which is 6 to 8 hrs. Or if you keep in the fridge. So i suggest to look up the site and i think you'll find it very helpful for what you are looking into.
Avatar f tn Hi, Does any one know what the correct ans is to freezing refrigerated milk? How long can milk be in refrigerate before freezing. i leave milk out at room temp for 3hrs and if he doesnt drink it i put it in the refrigerate and collect a little throughout the day and freeze it 2-4days later. is this safe? what is the best way to make sure frozen milk stays good for longer?
Avatar f tn I was wondering about storage...How long can breast milk be stored on the counter? in the fridge? in the freezer? How long is it good for once it has been thawed? I honestly can't remember from a few years back..Thanks to all, and I hope all the Dec. Mommies/babies are well, and for those left to go, hang in there, your babies will be in your arms before you know it!
4715985 tn?1371586597 Hi BabyTurnip, If you need to make just a small stock of breast milk to keep in your fridge for those special occasions, the best time to pump is after the first feeding in the morning. Your breasts are usually filled to the fullest degree after the night, even after the night feedings, and after your baby feeds in the morning, there is still usually milk left.
Avatar f tn I pumped nd stored sum breast milk in the refrigerator nd forgot to label the date I think its been in there a lil over a week my son has his doc app tomorrow nd I shall be given it to him then will it be still safe or should I throw it out??
1396867 tn?1520813858 I pump milk for while I am working, I immediately place it in the fridge as I work from home The sitter then warms the milk in a cup of warm water for Quinlan. Sometimes she doesnt finish the bottle as she falls asleep. So my question is once the bottle has been warmed how long can it be left at room temperature before it is no longer good?
Avatar n tn How long can breast milk be left out after pumping ? How long can breast milk be in the fridge after I pump and put it in a container? I've also heard of freezing milk, I would like to be able to produce alot to freeze some if I can..... How long do I have to feed it to my son before it goes bad? Any other tips on what to eat and drink on helping me produce alot would be awesome !
Avatar f tn How long can I keep the pumped milk in the fridge? I also noticed that my milk production has reduced (I used to wake up with full breasts with milk wetting my bra and t-shirt but not anymore). I have a three week old and she mostly breastfeeds but sometimes I give her the pumped milk. Is it ok to pump milk irregularly or should I do it on a strict schedule? She doesn't breastfeed every three hours. She can go more than three hours but mostly it's 2 or 2 1/2 hours.
282955 tn?1394734551 One should always try and help the baby finish one breast at a time. The very last bit of milk in your breast has a bunch of filling nutrients that will help the baby stay full longer. They say to pump one breast while your baby is nursing on the other. This helps stimulate milk production evenly in both breasts. It is very very very important for your baby to get colostrum.
Avatar f tn How long can I carry breast milk around in a bottle in my bag? I am breastfeeding my baby but I dont want to do it in public so I am going to pump before I leave my house, will the milk be okay or does it need to be kept in a fridge?
1194973 tn?1385507504 I found this on a breastfeeding website - How To Thaw Frozen Breast Milk •Set the container in a pan of cool water for approximately 5 minutes. Do not allow the water to cover the container; otherwise, beads of water can taint the milk as it is being poured.--OR-- •Use a special dry warming device.--OR-- •Put it in the refrigerator overnight. It can then be stored there and used within the next 24 to 48 hours. Once frozen milk is thawed, it can be kept refrigerated, but cannot be refrozen.
Avatar f tn Breast milk is 100% safe at room temp up to 8 hours, ideally no more than 3. Fridge good for 3-5 days and freezer good for 6-12 months. Consider the temp it is when you pump not too different from room temp. It will be fine next time to keep it!
Avatar f tn You can freeze breast for 6months and can keep it in the fridge for 4days my plan is to breast but I'm hoping to pump it too so the father can spend time on his own with baba instead of me being there constantly.
Avatar f tn There should be an insert in the freezer bags that say how long the milk will last about a weel in fridge and up to a yr in deep freeze forgive me its been a lil while I dont remember specifics. I defrosted in fridge overnight or in a bowl of warm water never in microwave I labeled all bags with big fat marker with the date as soon as I pumped and if I had just put it in fridge with a F beside that date I hope ur new lil one latches well!
Avatar n tn only a short pump during the day and a long pump at night/ in themorning. As long as you demand it to produce that milk and the volume, it can adjust to the schedule. My baby is 9 months old and is EBF. I typically only pump 3 x a day. first in the morning (I bf only on 1 side at night so the other is full in the morning), a quick one at lunch time, and a quick one in the evening. Baby drinks directly from me when I'm with her.
408496 tn?1269606950 Sanigstooo- I will keep the Laleche brand in mind, if I choose to get an electric pump. Sheri - That is yet, another reason I will hold off on the electric pump. I may be able to use the manual pump and it is much cheaper. Thanks guys!
Avatar f tn Could you please answer me how to preserve brest milk and for how long? In the freezer or freeze.After taking from FREEZE should i boil or what.please say me?
Avatar f tn We are going to start her on straight soy milk this weekend....and if she looks good then we will keep it that way. I have always "tested" the theories that docs put out there. I always have them backed up by my mom...she is EXTREMELY well versed as far as children are concerned. She has a large background in child development, maternal health, etc. My daughter has already had bits of fish (barely ANY) and we always watch her for a reaction.
446156 tn?1275863176 I was wondering if any one on here could answer my questions about brest feeding, 1.) Can you micrwave breast milk? 2.) How long can breast milk stay in the fridge? 3.) My baby was born April 4th... when I pump with my eletric medela double pump it takes forever. Should it take so long or is that normal. Its drips in the bottle... not swuarts. My baby will not latch on so I have to pump. Will it get faster? 4.
621803 tn?1302891941 I plan on breastfeeding while I am home with the baby, which will be about 6 weeks. After that, I'll be pumping. And my baby will get breast milk for as long as possible. Why waste money on milk when God gave me the free milk!
Avatar f tn How do I store the breast milk? Freeze it, and freeze it in what? 4. How long is breast milk good for when in the fridge or freezer? 5. How much of a diet change do I need to make? I drink a lot of caffeine. 6. I smoke, if I can't quit, how harmful is it while breast feeding? 7. What are some MUST HAVE'S for breast feeding? I'm sure I will come up with a few more along the way. But these are all I can think of right now. I'm terrified to breast feed, but very excited to do it.
Avatar f tn Give yourself 2 solid weeks of rest if you want to really give your body a chance to heal properly. The third and fourth week, keep a low slow agenda or you'll regret it in the years to come. It takes a good 2 -3 months to heal internally, so don't stress your body out during that time.
Avatar n tn Well you could have sweated and the scent could stil be in your bra. Make sure to put on a new (clean bra every morning) you know how some of us will reuse the same bra a couple of days later becuase if you wash them too much the elasctic gets shot. anyway.. another thing is to bring baby wipes and maybe a small bottle of febreeze to freshen up your bra in the middle of the day. I am sure you are a clean woman..
Avatar n tn My husband was so depressed today.. it was scary. I hate seeing him like this. How long will it last? Will he get better after a few days clean? Right now he is 3 days tomorrow will make 4. I keep telling him I am proud of him and that he is on his way to being clean for good. Is there anything more that I should be doing for him? I want to give him the best of me so that I can really help him..What else should I be doing?
Avatar f tn Because breastfed babies only eat 2 to 3ozs after a few weeks and further on in life. You can save the milk in the fridge in those same bags for 5-8 days and never shake the bag just stir the separated milk back together. When pumping If you plan to straight pump you will need to pump every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night to keep you with babies need. And to keep good production.
Avatar f tn when my baby was in the NICU they put a feeding tube in through his nose that my pumped breast milk was put through. That way he could suckle and nurse on me whilst the majority of his food was delivered through the tube straight into his tummy. So he was able to associate the nursing with his tummy getting full. Maybe this is something you could take to Macy's doc about trying.
676912 tn?1332816151 I also keep all of my fresh veggie cut up in the fridge ready to go. If you put it in the bottom of the fridge in a bag you'll never see them again. I do this on grocery day or the day after. As for lunch, you can eat soup and fresh veggies while he eats chicken nuggets. My kids get special stuff for lunch like cheese and crackers, frozen pizza, chocolate milk. I get soup, sandwich, leftovers or a frozen dinner (Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones).