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    Default Pumping Question

    I know that old and new EBM shouldn't be mixed but I want to ask - if I pump a couple of ounces late at night, can I then add to the same bottle early morning or should I put this in a new bottle?

    Hope you can clarify.

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    I used to pump at work and combine the bottles all day. I think it should be fine to add the milk from the next morning to the milk from the night before.
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    i personally use the 24 hour rule, if i pump in a 24 hour period i combine it, after that it's closed and on to the next bottle
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    Default Re: Pumping Question

    with PP's. Perfectly fine to combine within the same day.
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    Default Re: Pumping Question

    I read that as long as the milk is the same temp. i.e. don't add fresh pumped warm milk to milk in the fridge.
    I made the mistake of combining too much, and now my mom sometimes has to thaw 6 oz, but LO only eats 3-4 and the rest prob shouldn't go back in the fridge for later. . .
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    Default Re: Pumping Question

    That's what I know too, as long as they are of the same temperature, you can combine them

    I was also advised to store milk in smaller amounts so there would be less (or none at all) milk waste. But if you already know the average consumption of your baby (like PP's 3-4oz) then you can store that much per bottle or bag.
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    Thanks very much ladies. You've answered my question.


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    I always combined warm milk with refrigerated milk. Any idea why you're not supposed to?
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    Default Re: Pumping Question

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    I always combined warm milk with refrigerated milk. Any idea why you're not supposed to?
    I do too. I think you are supposed to b/c of possible bacterial growth when the room temp is mixed with cold
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    Default Re: Pumping Question

    Once you warm up refridgerated milk it should not be cooled again (bacteria, and break down of important nutrients)
    some info here: http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/rec...breastmilk.htm
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