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  1. #1
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    Question rules of breastmilk

    just a little confused about how long breastmilk is good for after you take it out of the refridgerator, heat it up, then "serve" it. is it still good for 4 hours after being heated??? must be a silly question , but i want to make sure i'm not giving her bad milk thats been sitting for awhile. thanks for the input! much appreciated!

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    Default Re: rules of breastmilk

    From Kellymom.com:

    "Breastmilk is not spoiled unless it smells really bad or tastes sour.

    To thaw milk

    Thaw slowly in the refrigerator (this takes about 12 hours – try putting it in the fridge the night before you need it). Avoid letting milk sit out at room temperature to thaw.
    For quicker thawing, hold container under running water - start cool and gradually increase temperature.
    Previously frozen milk may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours after it has finished thawing. Do not refreeze.

    To warm milk

    Heat water in a cup or other small container, then place frozen milk in the water to warm; or
    Use a bottle warmer.
    NEVER microwave human milk or heat it directly on the stove.
    The cream will rise to the top of the milk during storage. Gently swirl milk (do not shake) to mix before checking temperature and offering to baby.

    If baby does not finish milk at one feeding, it may be refrigerated and offered at the next feeding before it is discarded."

    Mama to Adeline Brett, breastfed for 4.5 years (12/14/05) and little Eliza June, new tiny sprite in my arms and still learning the ropes (7/18/10)

    Family Blog • If I'm here I'm nursing and typing one handed ... forgive the typos!
    And I'm not a newbie at all ... I'm trying to get my old user ID working from back in the day ... paint-the-moon

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