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My wife and I went through this with our first child. Digging through the internet searching for the perfect "hard-and-fast" answer. We took a different approach with our son (now 7 months). Just take a common sense approach. Smell it. It's milk after all. If it smells bad... it is.


The Short Answer Breast milk can be safely consumed if it has been at room temperature for no more than 6 to 8 hours total, which includes all of the time the milk spends above refrigerated temperature. So, if you heat it up to room temperature, then put it back in the fridge after half a period of time, you to account for: The time it takes to heat up ...

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