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  1. #1
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    Default dont want to throw away milk

    hi

    sometimes at the end of the day at dc my son will not finish a bottle. they save the milk but i am not going to give him a next feeding with it since i would nurse him (or have to pump and i refuse to pump and give him a bottle jf i dont have to.

    so mh question is can i save the 2 oz he didnt finish today and use it tomorrow or do i need to throw it out. i have thrown it out in the past because i know you are supposed to, im just wondering how much flexibility there is.

    thanks!

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    Default Re: dont want to throw away milk

    I have sometimes used it some hours later. Like overnight and he decided to unexpectedly STTN. I keep it cold though and never heat it, an his feeder doesn't work like a bottle. If it smells OK

    I don't think I'd do it if it was 12 hours though.
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    Default Re: dont want to throw away milk

    If this happens regularly you might make two smaller bottles for the end of the day. If he needs both bottles, fine, otherwise the second 2 oz bottle can be saved for the next day.
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    Default Re: dont want to throw away milk

    thanks

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