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    Default EBM Question

    Quick question re: expressed breast milk...
    If I want to take a bottle to feed dd, do I need to keep it cold with ice packs or something? I have milk from tonight in the fridge that I was going to make up a bottle with. Our diaper bag does have an insulated bottle pocket, but I don't know if that will keep it cold enough...
    Actually, I usually pump in the mornings after feeding dd - would that be better to use? How long can freshly ebm be kept out?
    I would say it would probably be 3 maybe four hours before we would feed it to her.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: EBM Question

    Hi Hokiegirl,

    Some will tell you ebm is ok at room temperature for 8 hours... however, I always used an ice pack though because I felt better about it that way.

    Happy outings to you.

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    Default Re: EBM Question

    Freshly expressed breast milk can stay at room temp (66-72 degree F) for up to 10 hours according to the latest research.
    Fran
    Mom to Anna, March 28, 2008

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    you'll def be fine with your time frame
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    -Breastfeeding again and hope to go the full year!

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    Default Re: EBM Question

    Unless it is over 75 in your house, freshly pumped milk can be left out for 8hours for sure no problem. And at any point before that refrigerated for up to 7days.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    after it has been sitting out a few hrs., can you still refridferate safely??
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    Default Re: EBM Question

    We have had bottles at room temp for a few hours, refrigerated, and reheated once with no problems.
    Fran
    Mom to Anna, March 28, 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*alyssa.mommy View Post
    after it has been sitting out a few hrs., can you still refridferate safely??
    Yes.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: EBM Question

    Ok, so if I take a bottle in a bag with an ice pack to keep it cool, just to be on the safe side, can I give it to her like that? I don't think there will be any way of warming it up...

    Thanks!




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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*hokiegirl30 View Post
    Ok, so if I take a bottle in a bag with an ice pack to keep it cool, just to be on the safe side, can I give it to her like that? I don't think there will be any way of warming it up...

    Thanks!



    Yes. That's what I do with EBM that's been refrigerated. It stays cool in the insulated bag with the ice pack (ironically provided by Similac). The first cool bottle LO had suprised her, but she took it with no problems. This way, you can be out and about with EBM bottles for more than an hour with no worries. Also, when I've known that I'm going to be somewhere with a controlled temperature, I've taken along a bottle of freshly pumped, non refrigerated EBM. Sicne it can stay at room temp for 8-10 horus, I feel comfortable throwing it into the diaper bag without the ice pack and going out, like to the grocery store, dinner, or a friend's house.
    Fran
    Mom to Anna, March 28, 2008

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