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How long can breast milk remain in the freezer?
How long can you keep frozen breast milk?
Is the nutrional value altered once breast milk is frozen?
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The nutritional value is changed slightly, but it is still MUCH, MUCH better than formula.

In a regular freezer (attached to your fridge with a separate door), you can freeze bm for three months.

If you have just a small freezer compartment (with no separate door), you can freeze bm for only two weeks.

If you have a deep freezer (like a chest freezer--gets much colder, and doesn't get opened as often), then you can freeze it up to six months.

After you defrost frozen bm, use it within 24 hours.
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