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  1. #1
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    Default Thawing

    As you have read in my previous threads i am going for a short break YIPEE. Anyway I have started pumping and freezing in Lansinoh bags. My question is I will be taking these bags with me in a bag filled with ice. the possibility is that the milk will thaw a bit during the journey what should i do? Should i put in freezer again or should I thaw completely put in bottles and refrigerate? I will be going for three days so it is not a big deal. How long can i keep the milk for in the refrigerator (after it is thawed)? TIA
    Mom to Wayne since 02.24.2007
    AND
    Keeran 07.19.2010

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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Thawing

    I think once it has thawed, you're supposed to use it within 24 hours, and you're not supposed to re-freeze milk that has thawed.

    Here's a LLL link with some storage info:
    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBJulAug98p109.html
    (scroll to the bottom for times)
    and Dr. Sears has a chart here:
    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/T026900.asp#T026901

    Hope your little break is fun!
    Katherine
    My boys (both hypnobirths!):
    N 12/24/05 - birth center baby; nursed until Dec. 2007
    G 3/21/08 - we had a wonderful homebirth!!! - still nursing

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Thawing

    I am in the same situation, traveling with BM on an airplane in Sept. then using it during the weekend. It will probably thaw just a little on the plane but I'm just going to put tons of ice in the cooler and stick it in the freezer when I get to my hotel. I'm not going to worry if it thaws just a bit during travel, there's nothing I can do about it anyways.
    Lisa

    Mommy to
    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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