Originally Posted by goodygumdrops
What?! Kellymom.com says that breast milk should be used for up 10 hours at room temperature, not 24 hours. A purse is room temperature.
The medical lactation books that I read are even calling for a shorter amount of storage and are written by experts that specialize in milk banking, etc. They say room temperature for 4 hours or less.
I am quote evidence-based material. I recognize that everyone has different methods of maintaining their personal supply and has a right to share their personal experiences.
The OP's milk was at room temp in her purse for 13 hours. It was another poster who mentioned milk left for 24 hours but she specified that it was in her car at temps of ~50F. So, according to what you posted, 24 hours at 50F is just fine
I'm not disputing what you're saying, I'm merely clarifying and stating that for me, if my baby were older than 6 months and the milk smelled and tasted fine, I would use it at 3 hours outside of that 10 hour at rm temp window, but again, that is me.