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    Default Refrigerated breastmilk at room temp.

    How long can i keep refrigerated breastmilk at room temp? I only pump so i have milk in fridge i would like to use at night without heating in water or storing with ice. My house is set at 68 degrees. Also when i go out i do not aways have a place to warm up the milk. So how long can i keep refrigerated bm at room temp?
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    Default Re: Refrigerated breastmilk at room temp.

    It should be fine for 8 hours.
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    Default Re: Refrigerated breastmilk at room temp.

    hi..

    goodmorning.. i am really confused.. i was wondering if a breastmilk that stored in a room temperature really expires??how long did it take to be expire?

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    Default Re: Refrigerated breastmilk at room temp.

    Most expressed breast milk should be fine for up to 8 hours. You can always do a sniff/taste test yourself to see if it is still good.
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    Default Re: Refrigerated breastmilk at room temp.

    Yes, bottles of pumped breastmilk stored at room temperature will eventually sour due to the action of bacteria. Time until souring will spend on the temperature (the warmer it is, the faster bacteria will multiply) and on how fresh the milk is. Milk that has been stored for a while in the refrigerator or freezer will probably go bad faster than fresh milk. Newly expressed milk will remain safe at room temperature for a minimum of 8 hours. It may be good for longer than 8 hours, but it is safest to discard after that much time at room temperature. A simple taste/smell test is a good way to figure out if milk is usable; if it smells good and tastes good, it probably is good.
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