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If I take a bottle of expressed breast milk out of fridge and warm it up, feed to baby, and then have leftovers..,is it okay to reuse?Back in fridge?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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 consequences in babies. Additionally, deterioration of beneficial nutrients occurs. To eliminate waste, add to bottle normal amount of milk your baby consumes plus 1-2 oz extra to allow for increase in appetite as baby grows & day-to-day hunger patterns.

In brief: 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 consequences in babies. Additionally, deterioration of beneficial nutrients occurs. To eliminate waste, add to bottle normal amount of milk your baby consumes plus 1-2 oz extra to allow for increase in appetite as baby grows & day-to-day hunger patterns.
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