Hi, I've noticed conflicting info on storage life of EBM in the fridge. Any of u ladies store tour EBM over 3 days? I put mine on the bottom shelf and at the very back of the fridge. I wonder if it will last for 5 days.
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11-08-2015 19:07 #1Junior Member
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Storing EBM in fridge
11-08-2015 19:15 #2
I was told that there is a 6 6 6 rule, ie 6 hours out the fridge, 6 days in the fridge and 6 months in the freezer. I have also heard and read other things but personally am happy to go with those timings. I've recently given my 7 week old baby ebm that has been in the fridge 5-6 days and had no probs.
11-08-2015 19:21 #3
Storing EBM in fridge
I stored in the fridge for no more than 3 days.
I don't remember where i got that info but pick a source like Australian breastfeeding association.
I found this info for you on their site. There is a helpful table that gives timeframes
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11-08-2015 19:27 #4
I've never followed any guidelines and yes will give Bub ebm up to 5 days in fridge or I will use it for other things rather than tip it down the sink. The only rule I follow is once Bub has drunk from the bottle I will discard any remaining after Bub doesn't want anymore as I think the saliva contaminates it. Sometimes I pump. And leave it on the bench for the whole day before putting it In the fridge especially in cooler weather.
11-08-2015 21:21 #5
I exclusively express, and follow the ABA storage guidelines. They used to say up to 5 days in the fridge, but they have recently revised this to 3 days. I personally wouldn't store it in the fridge for longer. I think it does go a bit funny after that - seems quite separated and hard to mix back together in my experience. Maybe freeze it if you think you won't use it in the next few days? There are cheap and good special EBM storage bags you can buy. Ps i also use frozen stuff within 3 months.
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