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  1. #1
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    Default defrosted milk: can refreeze?

    hello,
    quick tech Q:
    if I defrost my Breast milk (from freezer) do I have to use it up (kept now in fridge) w/in a certain amt of time (6 days) or can I re-freeze it (doubt it)
    thanks!!

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    Default Re: defrosted milk: can refreeze?

    Once milk has been frozen and defrosted you need to use it within 24 hours. Do not refreeze.
    My little man was born 12/17/2010.

    Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.

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    Default Re: defrosted milk: can refreeze?

    It also depends where you thawed it. I sometimes would thaw a pack in the fridge and then use the rest a little longer than 24 hours later. I knew that it never actually got heated up so it should last longer. But if it was thawed with hot water or other heating method, then definitely no longer than 24 hours.

    Mom to Samuel J.
    born 7lb. 10 oz. and 22" tall
    on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
    My breastfeeding experiences: http://www.breastfeedinghacks.com/

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    Default Re: defrosted milk: can refreeze?

    Do not refreeze.

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    Default Re: defrosted milk: can refreeze?

    thank you!

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