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    Using frozen breastmilk

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    OK moms with gallons of breastmilk in the deep freeze, I need some help. I know when you pump you're not supposed to mix milk thats over 24 hours apart, so that probably means you can't thaw it and mix it either. I guess my question is can we heat up 2 different days milk and feed it to DS at the same time as long as we don't mix it together? I really hope that makes sence to someone other than me



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    I BF and froze milk with all three of my kids. I never mixed when freezing, but did when thawing... Nobody ever got sick lol



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    Good to know, LOL! I guess I just don't understand why you couldn't mix them...



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    hmm...i mixed them when thawed all the time. i think the mixing before freezing is b/c of the bacteria that can grow in the older milk. but when thawing if using right away I didn't think it was a problem
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    I just checked the CDC site and it def. does not mention mixing when thawing is taboo.


    Ya know, I even froze the milk in 2, 3, 4 oz bags so I could mix the needed bottle sizes...



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    I did, I usually can only get 2-3 ounces a day, so when I needed to make a 6 oz bottle it was 2 or 3 days worth of milk.

    I just thawed it and used it asap.
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    Thanks ladies! Most of my bags are 4 oz bags and DS eats waaaay more than that now. I just want to make sure hubby has enough to get him through me working tonight, LOL!



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    I would thaw out 2-3 bags at time and mix as well. It is easier to have 3 bags of 2 ounces each and let them eat all of it instead one bag full with 5 ounces and maybe them not drink all of it.
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    The ones we have used have been mixed after thawed.
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    I think it's fine to mix it to feed them with, but not mix milk from different times and then freeze it. The milk is only good for a certain amount of time, so you want to keep them separate for storage.
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