Can you pump breast milk into already refridgerated breast milk?

Tiffany - posted on 01/29/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am a new mom of a precious two week old little boy. I am breast feeding and need to know......

I pumped 1 oz of breast milk this morning and put it in the fridge. Is it okay to take the same bottle out of the fridge and pump fresh warmed breast milk into the already refrigerated breast milk and then re-refrigerate it? Or is this a big no-no?

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As long as it's within the same day, you should be fine. Just be sure the freshly expressed milk has cooled prior to adding to the existing refrigerated container; recommended by Medela's website below. It gives you all info required for storage of breastmilk.



http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/tip...

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2010

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I was told as long as it's milk that has been pumped within 24 hours of the original milk it's fine. I do it and I've never had a problem

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Dannii - posted on 05/07/2014

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What if the breast milk is room temperature can you still pump into the bottle then?

Danielle - posted on 01/29/2010

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I've been wondering the same thing I would think that it would be okay as long as you keep track of when you pumped the older milk so you don't accidently keep it too long..

Kayliecia - posted on 01/29/2010

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I did...not sure if you shouldn't but my baby was fine..as long as it was like a few hours later that you pumped.

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