For how long can breastmilk be refrigerated/frozen?

For how long is breastmilk that has been refrigerated/frozen safe to consume?

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Frequently Asked Questions

For how long is breastmilk that has been refrigerated/frozen safe to consume?

We recommend following these breastmilk storage guidelines:

(not for preterm babies)

 

Where                                          temperature                            storage time

At room temperature                    66-78°F  (19-26°C)                    4-6 hour

Cooler with ice packs                    59° F (15°C)                                 24 hours

In a refrigerator                             <39°F (<4°C)                               3-8 days

In a freezer                                      0-4°F (-18—15°C)                        6-12 months

 

Sticking to these guidelines will make sure your breast milk retain all the nutrients that are vital for your little one’s health.

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