ebm, mixing milk from different expressing sessions.

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  1. Bug11

    Bug11 Well-Known Member

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    I've recently started expressing and lo typically takes 3oz at a time. If I express in the eve I typically only get 1-2oz bit in the mornings I can express 4-5 oz. For storage purposes both in the fridge and freezer Am I ok to mix milk from different pumping sessions as long as they are both within the same couple of days?
     
  2. kermie219

    kermie219 Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes do if I only manage a few ounces? I'll save it and pump again in the morning and put them together? And sometimes if what I pump is mostly foremilk I mix it with another as well...sure hope it's not a bad thing I never even thought?
     
  3. evasmum

    evasmum Precious Eva & due 05 Nov

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    I've just been reading the guidelines on Kellymom website, really helpful thing I've just printed for the fridge door:

    https://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandouts/milkstorage01.pdf

    This bit answers youe questions:

    "Milk from different pumping sessions/days may be combined in one container – use the date of the first milk expressed"
     
  4. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 4 girls

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    I do this. I dont want to use up so many bm bags so I fill them up to about 6 oz and that means a couple pumping sessions since I only pump couple times a day with a manual when I'm a little too full. I'm sure its fine. I actually just pump right into previously expressed milk thats been in the fridge
     

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