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Can I save an unfinished bottle of breast milk for a later feeding

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Dr. Jennifer Mink
18 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Saving it for the next feeding is fine, but check that the milk is not breaking down (if it has small clumps or smells like rancid butter--toss it out ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience in Neonatology
Lactation specialist: Not sure i understood the question but it sounds like you are having trouble with your infant breast feeding as the infant was born premature. A lacta ... Read More
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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Increase solids: A 10 month old child should be having more solids and with increasing solids his milk intake should decrease. That should obviate the need for formula ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Is Not Safe: Re-use of bottled breast milk from a prior feeding is not considered a safe practice. There is risk of bacterial contamination with serious consequenc ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Breathe feeding: Breast feeding is easier & allows bonding between mom & the new born.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Nurturing: While the nutrition is the same, there is value in natural feeding. Infants who breast feed are listening to mom's heartbeat, swaying with her movemen ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Shouldn't matter.: If i'm understanding your question correctly: can you use the same bottles for both breast milk and formula? Then the answer is yes. As long as you ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Sure: You can keep breast milk at room temperature up to six hours before feeding.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Follow link below: http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/breast_bottle_feeding.html

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