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    okay so after i defrost and warmup the frozen breastmilk, can i reuse the unused milk? like let it get back to room temp then put it back in the fridge or do i just throw it out???
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    I did not reuse it but I also did not have any supply issues (Not saying you do)

    I *believe* it is fine but cannot be refroze so has to be used before it goes bad.
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    Once I thaw it out my rule of thumb is 4 hours at room temp. So if baby doesnt finish the bottle then I leave it out until baby wants more until 4 hours is up.

    Some people only say a couple hours and I had a friend who says 8. Youll know by smelling it if its bad or not.

    But wait, do you have a baby? Are you babysitting? I missed something clearly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristin_ View Post
    do not refreeze it. you can refrigerate it and use it again for 24 hrs I think. I'll double check for you
    I dont think youre supposed to heat it up twice since its been frozen and heated up once already. I think anyways.

    Id leave it at room temp instead of heating it up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristin_ View Post
    so many things change in the world of baby's maybe after 15 months I'm outdated

    4 hrs at room temp is definitely right, though
    Its hard to tell because different websites and different people give different advice.

    Im going to look it up now since now I think Im wrong lol.
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    im a nanny....i nanny for a 3yr old and a 16mn old but the 16mn old was only on formula when she was born...

    i just started for another family with a 3mn old and she is on breastmilk and im just all confused!!!...ps breastmilk poo is NASTY
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    ok so the mom has this chart that once its thawed you can only use it for 24hrs and says to only thaw it in the fridge or under hot water not on the counter but it doesnt say about reusing...

    my infancy teacher this semester said once you heat it you can use it for up to an hour.

    so would it work to use it for up to an hour then once its cooled put it in the fridge and then reheat it when i want to use it again??
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