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What should I do with unused breast milk?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Kathleen Forcier
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Dispose of it

If it is not used in the recommended time limit dispose of it.

In brief: Dispose of it

If it is not used in the recommended time limit dispose of it.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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!
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