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how safe is it to given expressed milk stored in fridge?

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Sumedha Joshi

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Jan 04, 2017

I'm a working mom and I recently joined back work after 4 months of maternity. my baby is 5. 5 months now and we hv introduced the powder milk to him while I'm at office along with breast milk while I'm at home. i read alot of articles regarding storing expressed breast milk in the fridge for 3 to 4 days and hence started pumping out milk in office. i usually fed him the next day after bringing it to room temperature. but mother in law doesn't believe in feeding baby 1 day old milk as she feels the taste might differ by keeping the milk in fridge and he may not like it and doesn't drink. to my surprise she started throwing my expressed milk and only feeding him powder milk. what do I do? it's such a waste. I taste the milk b4 feeding the baby and I did not find any difference in its taste. and he anyways doesn't finish powder milk either unless he is really hungry... I'm under going a lot of stress trying to make them understand... what do I do?

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Sumedha Joshi

| Jan 09, 2017

yes I don't keep it beyond 24 hrs inside. and beyond 4 hours outside

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Kamei Peimila

| Jan 09, 2017

No, the taste will not differ. anything beyond 24 hrs of refrigerating should not be given to yr baby.

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Sumedha Joshi

| Jan 05, 2017

thank you will make my mother in law read this as well... but does the taste of the milk differ in 24hrs?

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Parentune Support

| Jan 05, 2017

Hi Sumedha, here's a blog that may help you-http://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/how-to-safely-store-breast-milk-for-your-baby/772

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