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.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
11-02-2012 22:34 #1
11-02-2012 22:48 #2Senior Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2010
11-02-2012 22:50 #3
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...
11-02-2012 23:35 #4
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.
11-02-2012 23:46 #5
I would be concerned of the changes in temperature which occurred throughout the day, so if it was me, I would dispose of it.
By Cue in forum Cloth Nappy Discussion AreaReplies: 3Last Post: 24-08-2012, 15:20
By littlegreengeisha in forum General ChatReplies: 10Last Post: 26-06-2012, 22:01
By onelasttime in forum General ChatReplies: 5Last Post: 09-05-2012, 12:57
Innovations Sports PhysiotherapyWomen’s Health Physios who are able to assess and treat a wide range of Pregnancy and Post Natal Issues. We offer ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Pregnancy test recall!!!Conception & Fertility General Chat
IUI - first time fertility treatmentNon-IVF fertility assistance
IVF babies due June/July/August 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Lite & Easy ???Second Trimester Chat
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
Happiness thread.General Chat
A - Z of Baby Boy NamesGames & fun stuff