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Thread: How long in the fridge ladies?

  1. #1
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    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
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    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.
    Susan
    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
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    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

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    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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    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

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    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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