How do I know that my pumped breast milk went bad?
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Most moms go by the rule of 6: breast milk is okay for 6 hours at room temperature, 6 days in the fridge and 6 months in a freezer. You will know if it's bad. It will smell and taste rancid. If you're combining different pumping sessions then try to have them both cooled before you combine. For example, when you have 2 oz in the fridge and then you pump 3 more oz. Put that 3 oz in the fridge alone to cool. When it's cooled then combine the milk and put it in the freezer. It's also ok to add cooled milk to frozen milk. You want the amount you add to the frozen milk to be less than what is already frozen to avoid thawing it any. For example, if you have 3 oz frozen in the freezer, but want to add another oz. Then cool the oz in the fridge and then add it to the frozen breast milk. I hope this makes sense. Your 5 oz is fine, but you may just want to cool both bottles of pumped milk in the refrigerator before you combine them to freeze.
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