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    Default EBM Storage

    Hi,

    I had an all day work conference today so I had to express at 11.30am. I put the EBM in a zip lock bag inside the bag that the breastpump came in, so it was at room temperature. About 2 hours later I put a cold water bottle next to it at the advice of a colleague as I didn't have access to a fridge to store it. I didn't get home until close to 6 oclock, when I put it in the fridge. Do you think I can still use the milk or should I ditch it to be on the safe side? I'm not entirely sure how long you can store it at room temperature..? TIA.

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    You can store milk at room temp for 6 to 8 hours.

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    I'm not 100% but I would ditch it...

    I know there are antibodies and all that, to kill of the bad guys, but I'm fairly certain keeping it cold is pretty important. I don't think just a cold water bottle next to it would be enough, sadly.

    It's so painful to throw away EBM. Like pouring gold down the drain...

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    The Info given to me by the LC said if its kept below 26 deg, that's "room temp" and can be kept 6-8 hours before use. Not sure about then refrigerating it.

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    I would be concerned of the changes in temperature which occurred throughout the day, so if it was me, I would dispose of it.


 

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