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    Default My book doesn't answer this question

    I was wondering about emptying my milk into a container and putting it into the fridge..so say I pump once in the morning...store the container in the fridge, then pump again that afternoon...can I put the newly pumped milk in with the other milk in the container or will they have to stay seperate?
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    I'm pretty sure you want to only mix when the milk is at the same temp. So mixing warm milk into cooled milk I've been told is not a good idea. BUT after they are both cooled they can be mixed.
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    I think the usual rule is that it's fine to mix them as long as neither of them has been frozen. Maybe that's what you were thinking of with the different temps thing Colleen?

    ETA: I might be wrong, but FWIW I always pumped right into the refrigerated bottles for my second and third pumping sessions and never had any problems.
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    Hmm, well I don't know. I'm gonna have to find out......
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    I always heard don't mix fresh milk with chilled milk, just chill it and when they're both refrigerator temp you can mix them.
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    But once it's chilled so much of the fat clings to the side of the bottle.
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    But once it's chilled so much of the fat clings to the side of the bottle.
    I know!

    I mixed fresh milk with chilled milk yesterday....
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    Ok. At first I kept finding the same answer which was what I had posted before about making sure to combine them when they are at the same temp. BUT then I found this...

    While it was originally thought that a mother had to cool her fresh breastmilk before combining it with previously expressed cooled milk, the latest research now shows that you may pump directly into already refrigerated or cooled milk as long as the milk is added within 24 hours of the first milk expressed. You should then follow the storage recommendations based upon the time and date of the first milk expressed. You may pump directly into milk that has been stored at room temperature as long as you do so within 10 hours. This milk would need to then be used.
    From http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com...ehandling.html

    So it would seem fine then. Paige, good point about the fats clinging to the sides when cool. I think you were correct mama.
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    hmm I actually disagree with the source but it's but MHO. I always combine milk that is the same temp. It the same theory as tempering eggs so they don't scramble...maybe I'm old school like that though
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    Default Re: My book doesn't answer this question

    I add freshly pumped to chilled, but always only from the same day's pumping. Never had any issues with it. It's not like the freshly pumped is hot, which would be an issue. By the time it's all pumped out and I've dealt with the mechanics of getting it combined with the chilled, the fresh has definitely cooled to lukewarm at best, so there's not really a big temp difference.
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