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How long will breast milk keep put of fridge?

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harry78 Thu 20-Feb-14 22:06:23

I've got a bottle of breast milk that has been in the fridge a couple of days. How long will it keep if I take it out and keep it at room temp? Does the six hour rule apply or is that only for fresh? Any help appreciated

Chocolateteabag Fri 21-Feb-14 00:32:17

I think of BM being similar to cows milk (which of course it is)
You'll probably be pushing it to last 6hours out of the fridge when it's already 2 days old - can you put it into a thermos flask to keep it cooler? Or a jug of cold water? Or a cool bag with a nice pack in?

Then you'll have to man up and taste test it to make sure it's not turned
(It's not that bad!)

harry78 Fri 21-Feb-14 04:14:50

What I'm looking to do us take a bottle up to bed for the middle of the night feed...

poocatcherchampion Fri 21-Feb-14 07:56:11

I reckon it would be fine. (not expert though)

harry78 Fri 21-Feb-14 10:03:11

I'm thinking maybe a cool bag and bottle warmer might be the answer...

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