How long does breast milk keep in the fridge?

Brydget - posted on 03/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have been told and read different things, from 48 hours up to 5 days. So to those Mums out there that express, how long can I keep my milk in the fridge?

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Jen - posted on 03/15/2009

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I never kept in the fridge for more than 3 days. You can freeze it for a long as 6 months though.

Holly - posted on 03/14/2009

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Breast milk only keep 24-48 hours. These are the only times I've seen in countless books and magazines, and also been told by my pediatrician.

Lisa - posted on 03/14/2009

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I was told 6- 8 days, and have read that in several sources.  I always stayed at 6 days just to be safe.  I think the last source I read that at was La Leche League's book...  Good luck

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