Hi everyone, This table is an essential for all bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived, pumping moms out there!
|Human Milk||Room Temperature||Refrigerator||Time in Freezer|
|freshly expressed||≤ 4 hours at 26˚C/79˚F ≤ 24 hours at 15˚C/59˚F* *(cooler with frozen gel packs)||≤ 8 days at ≤ 4˚C/39˚F||≤ 12 months at 18˚C to 20˚C below zero/ 64 to 68˚F|
|previously frozen, thawed in refrigerator but not warmed||≤ 4 hours||≤ 24 hours||do NOT refreeze|
|previously frozen and brought to room temperature||for completion of current feed||4 hours||do NOT refreeze|
|infant has started feeding||only for completion of feeding, then discard||discard||discard|
|frozen donor human milk||only for completion of feeding, then discard||≤ 24 hours||do NOT refreeze|
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