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So, just how long does EBM keep in the fridge ?

(7 Posts)
Ruthiebaby Fri 15-Jul-05 22:50:52

I've read so much conflicting stuff on this. Some say 24h but I've seen something saying 5 days ?

What has your experience been ?

chipmonkey Fri 15-Jul-05 22:57:38

The latest info seems to be 8 days RB but I personally stick with a 48 hour rule. If its getting close to that I freeze it. Thats what I was advised when ds3 was in scbu and I've stuck with it even tho he's much tougher now!

hunkermunker Fri 15-Jul-05 22:58:55

Keep it in the main body of the fridge, not the door, however long you keep it (I've read 8 days too). Mears has posted a good link about this before, but I've searched in vain for it!

milward Fri 15-Jul-05 22:59:46

La Leche League info - 8 days. If you freeze bmilk - don't use a microwave to defrost it as some of the benefits are zapped.

Ruthiebaby Fri 15-Jul-05 23:11:27

If it goes 'off' does it smell funny ?

How can you tell if it's gone off so to speak ?

chipmonkey Fri 15-Jul-05 23:37:19

It does smell funny if its gone off. I have tasted mine as well but it always tastes funny to me even when fresh so hard to tell!

Seona1973 Sat 16-Jul-05 12:42:32

here is a link to the kellymom website which does say it can be kept in the fridges for up to 8 days.

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