Partially eaten BM

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-1999
Partially eaten BM
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Fri, 04-27-2012 - 7:01am
So DS didn't eat two precious ounces of breastmilk tonight. I want to save it for his next feeding but it might not happen in 3-4hrs. Do I have to just discard it? After his feeding I placed the leftover in the fridge within the hr.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 7:08am

I have always used unused portions at the next feeding. Like you, I put the unused amount in the fridge.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-1999
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 7:12am
Thank you! Well that's what I always do too. But usually i have leftovers in the day and the next feeding is usually within 3hrs. This time it was his last feeding of the night.. And now it's past the 3hrs. How long in the fridge is it good for?
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 7:26am

I am not the best to ask this - I always thought that it was 24 hours in the fridge. But found out that was for milk that was frozen.