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    Default Adding to refridgerated breast milk.

    Can you add freshly expressed breast milk to breast milk that has already been stored in the fridge?

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    Default Adding to refridgerated breast milk.

    No. You have to get them both at the same temp so putting the new stuff in the fridge and combining once it is at fridge temp is fine :-)

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    Default Adding to refridgerated breast milk.

    Depends if it's fresh for the day then probably yes otherwise no I wouldnt

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    yes. i used to.

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    Default Adding to refridgerated breast milk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steph83 View Post
    Can you add freshly expressed breast milk to breast milk that has already been stored in the fridge?
    As long as both are fresh (within the current day) I don't see why you couldn't.
    I used to mix different lots from the fridge to make enough for a feed and then heat them together in the bottle in a jug of hot water.
    I'd just make sure they were mixed we'll so that the colder one wouldn't stay separated and get that fatty ring of milk on it.

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    Default Adding to refridgerated breast milk.

    You can add chilled milk to chilled milk or chilled milk to frozen milk but you cannot add warm milk (freshly xpressed) to chilled milk for health and safety reasons (can encourage growth of bacteria)

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    You can add chilled milk to chilled milk or chilled milk to frozen milk but you cannot add warm milk (freshly xpressed) to chilled milk for health and safety reasons (can encourage growth of bacteria)
    This

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    Default Re: Adding to refridgerated breast milk.

    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    You can add chilled milk to chilled milk or chilled milk to frozen milk but you cannot add warm milk (freshly xpressed) to chilled milk for health and safety reasons (can encourage growth of bacteria)
    This, but if you are storing it (in freezer or fridge) for another day, write the earliest dated milk on it and go by that date for freshness.

    I do this all the time.

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    Default Adding to refridgerated breast milk.

    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    You can add chilled milk to chilled milk or chilled milk to frozen milk but you cannot add warm milk (freshly xpressed) to chilled milk for health and safety reasons (can encourage growth of bacteria)
    I have never been told this?? And I've breastfed 2 babies for 9 months and 1 in NICU and SCN for 7 weeks!!

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    so, what I should be doing is leaving the milk I have expressed, on the bench and adding any subsequent milk to that container before putting into the fridge all at once? Since BM can stay out at room temp for approx 6 hours. Is that a better thing to do?
    My concern is, If the first 60mls is in the fridge and I chill any new (and almost always smaller) amounts before combining with the first lot, then all that good fatty goodness would get let behind in the second container.....?


 

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