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How long can I keep defrosted breastmilk for?

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vanimal Fri 21-Aug-09 21:25:21

Am hoping to give DD a bottle of EBM at her 3am feed tonight.

Can I defrost the milk under hot water now, and store in the fridge till I need it, or should I defrost it only when she needs it (in which case she will be crying the house down for 15 mins whilst it defrosts)?

RoseBlossoms Fri 21-Aug-09 21:32:14

I used to get my milk out to defrost 6 hours before i needed it and pop it in the fridge. I always tried to use it within 24 hours of getting out to defrost. I think 6 hours in fridge will be fine to defrost IME.

hth

Seona1973 Fri 21-Aug-09 21:32:17

it is ok for 24 hours

vanimal Fri 21-Aug-09 21:33:13

thank you! Off to defrost it now.

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