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Previously Frozen Breast Milk

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My sister wants to know...how long can previously frozen breast milk sit at room temperature and still be okay to give my nephew?

Also, once she heats up a bottle of breast milk and say he only drinks 2 ounces out of the 4, can she give him the remainder of that same bottle later in the day? Can you reheat it? Does she refrigerate in between?

She is 3 weeks PP and only has 3 more weeks of maternity and she is trying to plan approrpiately and doesn't want any liquid gold to go to waste.

Thanks in advance for your help!
post #2 of 4
Some people say you can, some people say you can't.

Honestly, I did. I took out milk I needed the night before, left it in the fridge. If she had milk left over from a feeding, then I immediately put it back in the fridge and used it within 6 hours. My daughter never had problems with it. And at room temperature? I never left it out more than an hour or two. (which was for thawing purposes)
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bump!
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There was just a post about his very topic. I had thought it was 2 hours in the fridge... but another MDC Mama posted kellymom info, and kellymom.com says 6-8 hours at room temp (if I remember correctly). Breastmilk is amazing.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/r...essedmilk.html
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