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Expressed breastmilk stored at 6 degrees C in fridge - OK to use?

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Saffra Fri 21-Oct-11 20:19:28

I expressed on Tuesday and Wednesday and have decided to try feeding this to the baby tonight for the first time. However, I noticed that the fridge temp tonight was 6 degrees C (Was previously a little lower, around 5 degrees C).

Is this safe to use (when guidelines state 4 degrees C)? I'm worried!

ZombiouslyGhoulblivious Fri 21-Oct-11 20:28:04

The legal limit (but I'm sure you're not selling it grin) is actually 8 degrees; 4 is best practice. It will be fine smile

Saffra Sat 22-Oct-11 18:18:51

Thank you - used it and she seemed fine!

HappyAsASandboy Sat 22-Oct-11 19:49:24

My advice would always be to taste it :-) Ut normally tastes quite sweet, but mild, not strong,

If it's off, it'll taste off. If it tastes ok, it is ok smile

PenguinArmy Sat 22-Oct-11 20:02:41

or just smell it (it really does smell as bad as gone off regular cows milk)

NotQuiteCockney Sat 22-Oct-11 20:13:49

The guidelines say 3 days for milk that's stored between 6 and 10 degrees. So, even if the fridge had been 10C, the milk would still have been ok on Friday (but not today!).

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