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    Default Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    I am so afraid to leave it out that long but I guess its ok.

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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    If the room is warm, you dont want to leave it out more than a couple of hours. Technically, if you keep your house at 66-72 degrees, you can leave it out for 10 hours - but IMO I probably wouldnt leave it out more than 6 hours to be safe.
    I keep my home around 80 in the winter cuz I get chilly, so I normally wont leave mine out for more than an hour, if at all.

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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    I don't make a habit out of it, but I HAVE forgotten bm in my bag after work. I go by smell and taste more than time now.
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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    I read on Kelly mom that if you can keep it at room temp if its below 72 for 10 hrs. We keep our room temp at 70 so that's why I was wondering. I never have kept it that long (actually no more than 4hrs)

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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jbean1979 View Post
    I don't make a habit out of it, but I HAVE forgotten bm in my bag after work. I go by smell and taste more than time now.
    that's what i did too.
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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jillba View Post
    I read on Kelly mom that if you can keep it at room temp if its below 72 for 10 hrs. We keep our room temp at 70 so that's why I was wondering. I never have kept it that long (actually no more than 4hrs)
    i've found that it really depends on the person's milk, too. My sister and I have babies the same age and if she pumps, her milk smells bad after three days, tops. I pump and it stays fresh for over a week. I always just check it out if I'm concerned.
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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    Curious - is there a reason you're leaving EBM at room temp for that long?

    We use insulated "lunch bags" and "blue ice" to transport bottles of EBM. Either then I was at work or going to day care provider.

    The couple times I traveled with EBM, I brought a small insulated cooler and lots of empty ziplock bags. Once I was through security I filled up the ziplock bags with ice I got from a restaurant.
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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    Curious - is there a reason you're leaving EBM at room temp for that long?

    We use insulated "lunch bags" and "blue ice" to transport bottles of EBM. Either then I was at work or going to day care provider.

    The couple times I traveled with EBM, I brought a small insulated cooler and lots of empty ziplock bags. Once I was through security I filled up the ziplock bags with ice I got from a restaurant.
    I never said I left it out that long. I asked if anyone did

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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    I have. Not 10 hours. But 6-8 all the time. I know it's Ok to do and my son would be more likely to eat milk at room temperature than milk the was refridgerated and then Rewarmed. So we ROUTINELY would have me pump before I left and leave it out. It was so much easier. I was never actually able to stand being away from him for that long when I pumped. But even when I came home we'd still feed it to him as to not waste. I wouldn't worry. Taste your milk. If it's still sweet it's good. (even if it's a little gamey)

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: Does anyone leave bm at room temp for 10 hrs?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jillba View Post
    I never said I left it out that long. I asked if anyone did
    Ok then to rephrase , why will you be leaving it out that long? Can we help with some ideas?
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