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How long does breast milk keep in a heated thermos?
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How long does breast milk keep in a heated thermos?

I only give breast milk to my son right now and sometimes it's not convenient to breast feed. Anyone know how long breast milk keeps when it's kept warm?
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i'm not exactly sure but i do know the colder the better, the warmer the quicker it spoils, my daughters ped. said 7-8 hours around 66 degrees (room temp. for my house)
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If it's freshly pumped in an appropriate breast milk storage bag or bottle it is good for several hours at room temperature, no need to keep it in a thermos. If I was going out for a few hours and didn't want to nurse I just took my pumped milk int the bottle and just kept it in my diaper bag until needed.  In a insulated bag with freezer packs directly against it it is good for 24 hours. If you don't know that you will use it within a few hours or on a hotter day it is best to keep it in the fridge or cooler bag and take a thermos 1/2 filled with hot water to re heat the bottle in when needed.
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Breast milk is pretty resistant to bacteria and spoilage, especially if kept cool.  The baby will drink it no matter what temperature it is, so don't worry about cooling it.
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Sorry, what I meant is don't worry that if you give it to the baby cool, the baby will refuse it.  It tastes just as good to them.
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