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How long can breast milk be frozen?

How long can breast milk be frozen?

6 months: In the back of the freezer or in a deep freeze with a consistent temperature, breast milk may remain good for up to 6 months. Avoid placing the milk in the door of the freezer as the temperature will not remain constant. ...Read more

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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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How long will it take to have good flow of breast milk?

How long will it take to have good flow of breast milk?

Depends : Most will see milk come in by 3 days with a regular birth and 4 days with a c section. Better flow is a balance between infant latching/feeding position the supportive factors of rest & maternal nutrition. ...Read more

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How do I thaw my stored frozen breast milk for serving?

How do  I thaw my stored frozen breast milk for serving?

See below: I would thaw over night in the refrigerator. Or in warm water, if you need the thawed milk quickly. ...Read more

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Is breast milk good for bodybuilding?

Confusing question: Any adult consuming breast milk is robbing the cradle for something that will not help them any more than regular foods. Breast milk is designed for an infants gut and the fat content for their growing nervous system. Adult foods dilute /cancel this and any immune benefit. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to mix breast milk and formula?

Is it a good idea to mix breast milk and formula?

Yes: Yes, if you don't have enough stored milk for a meal, it's fine to "top it off" with formula. ...Read more

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How long is breast milk good for in the fridge & freezer?

How long is breast milk good for in the fridge & freezer?

1 Week 6 months: One week in the fridge, be sure and use the back of the fridge rather than the fridge doors, since it's cooler. In your freezer breast milk can be stored for six months. ...Read more

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What is a good way for me to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

What is a good way for me to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

See below: Not sure what you are asking here. Milk production occurs to a female hormonal cycle and naturally occurs after pregnancy. It can also occur with diseases of the pituitary, such as a cancer. If you want to lactate for another reason i suggest you check with your OB doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good replacement of breast milk when you are trying to ween off a one yr old?

What is a good replacement of breast milk when you are trying to ween off a one yr old?

Variety: After age one children do not need more than 16 oz a day of milk. Almond, rice, and coconut milks are good alternatives to cow milk. They do not contain a lot of protein so food should be the main source of calories and protein. Organic cow milk is also a good choice. There are too many antibiotics and pesticides in regular milk so it is not my first choice for children after age one. ...Read more

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After taking out breast milk from the refrigerator and warming it how long is it good for in room temperature ?

After taking out breast milk from the refrigerator and warming it how long is it good for in room temperature ?

3-4 hours: There is little direct research in this regard. And given that yogurt is spoiled milk there is little likelihood of ill effect to a healthy baby if the milk is left out longer. But in all things baby . . . Prudence seems to be the best policy. ...Read more