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Thread: How long in the fridge ladies?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Default How long in the fridge ladies?

    My milk bags are finished and need to get more. I have ordered some from on-line but they will take a few days.

    I was wondering how long I could store milk in the fridge before I freeze it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: How long in the fridge ladies?

    It depends on your milk. If you have a lipase problem, where your lipase is active quickly or in an excessive amount, you may not have days. I can only store milk in the fridge for 24 hours or it tastes terrible. But some moms, if the milk has been collected in a very clean fashion, can get 8 days in the fridge.

    Guess you'll be finding out how long yours lasts!

    You can also freeze in bottles. Glass is best as it doesn't crack.
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Michigan, USA

    Default Re: How long in the fridge ladies?

    I go several days....(I think once it was up to 5?) Never had a problem yet!
    married since 2007 to the man of my dreams!

    had a water birth at home to my darling little girl born 2-18-11

    working full time &

    Cloth diapering

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Default Re: How long in the fridge ladies?

    I go 5-7 with no problem however I try to freeze sooner if I know that's what I'm going to do.
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
    And my sweet pea Sam 2-12-11

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default Re: How long in the fridge ladies?

    I have done up to 7 days with no problem, but aim for 5 or less.
    Full time working Mom to 3, DH is my hero as a SAHD:
    DS July'09, nursed for 12 weeks
    DD1 & DD2 April'11, tandem nursed for 16 months

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    COUGARTOWN Baby! From here on in!

    Default Re: How long in the fridge ladies?

    7 days is the rule of thumb in the fridge I wouldn't go longer than that. I would also freeze as soon as you know that is what your are doing.

    Way too lazy for formula

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