Are there circumstances under which it is advised to pasteurize breast milk (excluding donations)?
First, use the rule of 6. Breastmilk can be left out at room temp for up to 6hrs (normal room temp, not 85 degree summer heat w/ no AC), 6 days in the fridge, and 6 months in the freezer. The only time pasteurization of breast milk is recommended is when using donor milk. If you just left your own milk out too long, it just needs to be thrown away. Pasteurization will not save spoiled milk.