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Thread: How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

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    Default How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

    Hi There,

    Once I have warmed my refrigorated expressed breast milk, how long is it good for? My LO just had a bottle and there is an ounce left - is it ok for a few hours until the next feed?

    Thanks,
    Kate

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    Default Re: How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

    My husband does. No longer than 2-3 hours or so and he'll give it a sniff before offering it to DS.
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    Default Re: How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

    We used it up to 4 hours later; it always passed the sniff test (which we always did).
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    Default Re: How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

    We have also followed the 2-3 hrs rule and it seems to be fine.

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    Default Re: How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

    I've read that after you heat it once you can put it back in the fridge and heat it once more. I've done that before and haven't had any problems.

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    Default Re: How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

    When I was breastfeeding, my mom said it's ok to store it for four hours but I only do this if the weather is ok. If it's extremely hot, I discard the milk after two hours.

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    Default Re: How Long can I use warmed breastmilk for?

    i've read that once they've drunk from the bottle, it must be used within one hour, due to bacteria from their saliva.
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