Pumped milk question

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Busy bee

How old is your baby? In my experience, once past the newborn phase (6 weeks) it isn’t necessary to warm the milk.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I usually bring milk in an insulated bag with an ice pack, then ask for a cup of warm water somewhere to warm it up.  (Mcdonalds, starbucks, dunkin donuts, any restaurant, anywhere with a sink…)  

If you are going to warm it ahead of time, I would not keep it more than an hour or so unless you just pumped it.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

fresh breast milk can be kept at room temp for 6 hours

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

mrsm42712 :  This is a late reply but might help someone else reading. I’d warm it up to hotter than needed, put it in a thermos and take it out. Even if it cools to room temp it’s fine for a few hours so that should in total give you plenty of chance to use it 😀

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If this is milk that you have in the fridge from a previous day, it is not fresh breast milk.  Don’t keep it out for 6 hours or it will go bad.  Fresh breast milk is milk that you just pumped before you left.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

mrsm42712 :  Do not heat it before hand. As a biochemist I know that many enzymes lose their activity from heating and then sitting around.

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