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breast milk question

How long is breast milk good after pumping and refrigerating??
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Up to 5 days in the fridge!
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Its actually 4 days. Recently took a breastfeeding class.
3054705 tn?1348419079
Wow. I'm a ftm and thought it was 24 hours..I've thrown away so much milk...thanks ladies!!(:
4368956 tn?1357409671
I believe your right when my son was in the nicu they told me the same 24 hours. If u freeze you milk in milk bags I believe its good for a year. To unfreeze your milk heat up a cup of water not to hot! And place the bag in the cup to unfreeze. I lovedfreezing my milk because u can store it away for along time. And take it on the go .
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My best friend runs a breastfeeding support group at our local school and im pretty sure she's not giving false information telling everyone its up to 5 days in the fridge and 6 months to freeze. Just make sure u write dates on any milk you store so you know how long its been in there.
889551 tn?1416188083
Google Kelly mom breast milk storage. There's a list with great info regarding BM storage.
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