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Old 10-11-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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How long is frozen breastmilk good for?

The first few weeks after DS was born, I produced a ton of milk and was pumping the excess and putting it in the freezer. There are about 20 bags in there and I haven't touched them. I've searched and found most say 3 to 4 months while others say 6 months.

The milk will be going on 3 months old pretty quick here and I'd like to either use it or donate it (if I could find someone to take it) if it will expire soon.

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Old 10-11-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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I have used milk from a chest freezer that was a year old without any problems. When I EPed for DS my rule was that as long as it didn't look, smell or taste spoiled then it was OK to use.
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Re: How long is frozen breastmilk good for?

Thanks, I'll just leave it in there then
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5 months in a fridge top/bottom freezer, up to 1 year in a deep freeze
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