Post # 1
i have a bottle of breast milk (never drank by ds) that I would like to bring out with us tomorrow when we run errands.
I will not have anywhere to warm milk when out so should I warm it before we go or put in bag cold and let it get to room temp?
how long would either of those options be? Thanks!!
Post # 2
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
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
fresh breast milk can be kept at room temp for 6 hours
Post # 5
- 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
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
mrsm42712 : Do not heat it before hand. As a biochemist I know that many enzymes lose their activity from heating and then sitting around.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone! I was able to pump before we left so problem solved!!