Expressed breast milk

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pepperpot
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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:11 am 
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I'm a bit confused as to the guidelines online but how long can you store expressed milk in the fridge for? Also if I froze some, how do I defrost it? Can I just leave it in the fridge and use it when it's thawed or do I have to heat it? Confused

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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:25 pm 
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up to five days in the fridge and 3 months in a freezer.
to defrost leave overnight in the fridge but i have put it in warm water before if i needed it right then and its not fully defrosted. and then in boiling water to warm it.
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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:15 pm 
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You can actually store it in a freezer for 6 months Smile

And like jenneve said - defrost for 24 hours in a fridge. They don't recommend deforsting quicker, but warming it slightly in warm water should be ok... just don't ever microwave it as it causes hot-spots where some milk boils and goes bad.

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Thanks very much for your replies Smile xx
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