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    Default What are the right lengths of time for storage

    I am getting conflicting reports and would just like to know what is what?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: What are the right lengths of time for storage

    6-12 mo in a stand-alone deep freezer
    3-6 mo in a freezer attached to the fridge
    8 days in the fridge
    ref

    I tried to cycle my milk so that I always used the oldest frozen milk first. If you have milk that is in range but above the lower number (i.e. 8mo in a deep freezer) I would thaw & smell/taste it. If it has gone bad, you will definitely be able to tell!

    Here's how I cycled: I used frozen bm on Monday, used Monday's pumping for Tue, etc., then froze Friday's pumping. That way I mostly used fresh bm, but still cycled my stash.
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    Default Re: What are the right lengths of time for storage

    Kathleen Huggins wrote about this on her website earlier this week, and is suggesting a much more conservative 3 days for refrigerator storage due to loss of anti-bacterial properties. Here's the link: http://nursingmotherscompanion.com/c.../milk-storage/

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    Default Re: What are the right lengths of time for storage

    Thats where i must have read it from!
    I was always under the impression that BM can be safely stored in fridge for 3 days, but since joining this forum have learned that8 days in the fridge is good.

    Was starting to get myself all confused for a bit....thinking maybe i had dreamed somewhere about 3 day storage!!!
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    Default Re: What are the right lengths of time for storage

    And if you're concerned at all, you can always do a sniff/taste test. If it's gone "off", it's really obvious.

    ETA:
    Imma to AA, born at home 11/12/07 , juggling , working, APing , cloth diapering , - and . I'm done - yay!

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