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what should i do with unused breast milk?

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Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Don't waste it!: Freeze your unused milk. Once your baby has sucked on a bottle you can no longer save the leftover milk. So if you're pumping 5 oz but your baby only eats 4 oz, put 4 oz in the bottle; if he's still hungry give him the remaining ounce, but if he's full you can freeze the leftover. Breastmilk last 3-4 months in a standard freezer. You can use it in a bottle later or mix it into some rice cereal.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Dispose of it: If it is not used in the recommended time limit dispose of it.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
you can store unused breast milk in the refrigerator for 24 hrs or freeze it for 6 month and use it later.Rewarm in a warm water (not in the microwave). Don't waste it!
Sep 1, 2013

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