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Heating breast milk

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Sparrowlegs248 · 21/02/2017 20:43

I managed to express 3Oz today which I was happy about as had been rubbish at expressing with ds1.

Just heated it up to try ds2 with the bottle, for the first time. Possibly not hungry enough, as sucked at the bottle a bit, and swallowed but had about 1Oz.

Do I have to pour the breast milk away now or can it be kept?

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Sparrowlegs248 · 21/02/2017 20:50

Oh and how much would I expect him to take?

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firsttimemum15 · 21/02/2017 20:54

I think the advice is to dispose an hr after sucking began x

MusicToMyEars800 · 21/02/2017 20:58

breastmilk can be kept in the fridge and can be frozen too, i'm not sure about heated breastmilk as I never heated mine if I expressed it.
this might be useful:

boatrace30 · 21/02/2017 21:01

I would throw it out after an hour or so. Sorry. I know how horrible it is to throw out expressed milk!!

DramaAlpaca · 21/02/2017 21:04

You have to throw it, you can't reheat. Such a shame after all that effort to express it!

scrivette · 21/02/2017 21:12

I think you can leave it out for a bit but not reheat it (so have it at room temperature). The Kellymom website has a section on this I believe.

SheepyFun · 21/02/2017 21:15

Expressed milk can be kept at room temperature for 6 hours - we did this and never had any problems. That seems to be even if your DS has tried it - see Because we normally had a bottle of breast milk at room temperature, we didn't heat it further. Hope that helps!

Sparrowlegs248 · 21/02/2017 21:23

Gah. Thanks. I realised as soon as I heated it that I probably shouldn't have done it all. Lesson learnt!

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