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Would it be bad to re-heat EBM

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chipmonkey Thu 30-Jun-05 18:34:24

ds3 was very tired and cranky earlier and I tried to give him a bottle of EBM which he refused. He will only drink it warm. Would it be bad to re-heat it and give it to him later, I know you can't do this with formula but Kellymom says its OK to keep EBM for another feed. I think they're thinking of cold milk though

snafu Thu 30-Jun-05 18:35:47

Don't think you should reheat any milk.

Ameriscot2005 Thu 30-Jun-05 18:38:16

I think there are fewer risks with EBM, but I wouldn't personally risk it.

The key to EBM is to save it in only small amounts 2 - 4oz, so that you don't feel the need to risk saving it. Pouring 8oz down the drain must feel awful.

chipmonkey Thu 30-Jun-05 18:40:20

Darn, I kind of knew thats what people would say! Its only about 3oz though so not too bad!

starlover Thu 30-Jun-05 18:49:46

chipmonkey you can leave it out at room temp.

breastmilk is fine at room temp for 8-11 hours!

Ameriscot2005 Thu 30-Jun-05 18:52:49

But not if it's been in the fridge, warmed, fed to a baby, and then left to cool again.

starlover Thu 30-Jun-05 19:01:46

have to say though... i have done it... no probs!

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