This is a discussion on ReFrigerate Breastmilk? within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; hi mummies,just wanna find out if I already warm the milk but baby fall asleep without drinking @ all ,can ...
hi mummies,just wanna find out if I already warm the milk but baby fall asleep without drinking @ all ,can I put it back into the fridge ??
so wasted if I have to throw away
Hw about trying to wake him up by carrying him, tking off his clothing(I kn some mummy do that while feeding but not sure about already aslp baby) use a wet warm towel n slide pass his forehead?
what about milk thawed in fridge fr freezer? say I got 150ml in milk bag n I thaw it in fridge,can I pour out 100 ml n keep the remaining?
what about if I thaw it under tap water?
Milk thawed in fridge fr freezer needs to be consumed within 24hrs. Yes you can pour out 100 ml n keep the remaining in the fridge.
If thaw it under tap water then you need to use up all 150ml in the milk bag
*gasp* you mean freshly expressed milk can stand outside for 4hrs, but warmed up milk cannot? I've been warming up the milk, and put it in the cool/warm bag - gave louis about 3hrs later. He's alright though. I was told can keep warming and warming and not exceeding 4hrs.
Quan will usually finish whatever has been warmed for him, so not sure...
Camom and Cmeilin mummies, any comments?
the only time when ian does not latch on is when he's taken care by my mum when i am at work, and he finishes up every drop that has been warmed quickly. so we never had a case of warmed milk staying undrunk for any amt of time. we've never warmed up milk and stored inside a warmer or thermos either, because when we go outside, it's always direct latch on me.
personally, i won't keep freshly pumped EBM stand outside for 4 hours, indeed not even half an hour because we live in a very hot climate. room temperate by tropical standards is a lot warmer than the room temperature referred to in the majority of literature on breastfeeding which is based in the temperate countries. EBM should be chilled or frozen as quickly as possible if it's not going to be consumed immediately.
i won't keep warming and warming frozen or chilled EBM either because i am of the view that repeated warming will break down the nutrients of the milk more and more. 'of the view' means i am not 100% sure that this is 100% scientific. but if as an adult i won't keep warming dishes to eat, i won't do the same to my baby's milk. better to err on the side of caution .... =)
honestly i have not heard about the 4hrs rule before....woofy55, who told you this?
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
I read that freshly pumped breast milk can be left @ room temperature for 4hours but once it's refrigerated and warmed,it has to be finished within 1hrs.some say 2,some say 30minutes. I usually won't let warmed milk be left untouched for more than an hour.
oh i see. but as i mentioned previously, room temperate by tropical standards is a lot warmer than the room temperature referred to in the majority of literature on breastfeeding which is based on temperate countries. it can mean as much as a difference of 10 deg Celcius or more. i won't take this risk with my baby, JMHO....