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Storing expressed breast milk

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leo1978 Mon 16-Jul-07 13:42:45

Hi - sorry I know this has been done before but I am still confused! I have expressed breast milk that is 5 weeks old in the (slightly leaky) freezer bit of my fridge. Do I have to throw it away?

Thanks

callmeovercautious Mon 16-Jul-07 14:08:13

It depends on the star rating. If it is just one star on the door then 1 week is the max. I think to store properly for more than a month it should be in a 3* rating freezer.
I would chuck it if in doubt.

Amberjee Mon 16-Jul-07 15:09:24

can you get a thermometer to check the temperature in your freezer?

storage times for breastmilk

Amberjee Mon 16-Jul-07 15:10:00

http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/pdfs/BFNExpressing&Storing.pdf sorry try this one...

fearscape Mon 16-Jul-07 20:50:50

I was told by SCBU that I could keep breast milk in the freezer for 3 months. Not sure about the star rating thingy though . . . and slightly leaky freezer sounds a bit dodgy!

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