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Defrosting expressed breastmilk
By Jo-Anne Lawless, HCA, LC

Jo-Anne LawlessQ. When I defrost milk by just putting it in the refrigerator (and don't ever heat it), how long do I have to use it (after the 24 hours it takes to thaw)?

A. You can keep the milk in the fridge for five to seven days, provided you have not brought it to room temperature. Thawing it in warm water right from the freezer works well if you're in a hurry to use it (and you don't intend to re-store it).

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