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Storing Expressed Breast Milk

Fresh breast milk: Store at room temperature for up to 6 hours.

Fridge: 5 to 10C up to 3 days

Fridge: 0 to 4C up to 8 days (If temperature rises above 4 after 3 days, use within 6 hours or throw away)

Freezer: 18C or lower - 6 months

Previously frozen breast milk... Defrosted in fridge:12 hours. Defrosted outside fridge: Use Immediately

September 2004 The Breastfeeding Network