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Can I save an unfinished bottle of breast milk for a later feeding?
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Dr. Jennifer Mink
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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).
Don't refreeze, and if you haven't used it several hours later, it's likely gone bad.

In brief: 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).
Don't refreeze, and if you haven't used it several hours later, it's likely gone bad.
Dr. Jennifer Mink
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In brief: See below
If the baby drank out of the bottle, the breast milk should be discarded.

In brief: See below
If the baby drank out of the bottle, the breast milk should be discarded.
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