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Sunday, May 13th 2012, 11:09pm

Using breast milk away from home

Hi ladies,

I'm after some advice if anyone can help, I've read such conflicting advice on the Internet and from a couple of friends!!!
We are off out for the day next weekend, and I'm planning on expressing milk for the 6 or so hours we are away from home, the only thing that is worrying me is how do I go about storing it etc for the day away from home?? Do I express it put it in a sealed pot and put in the changing bag with some sterilised bottles? Or express it and put it in a cool bag in a sealed pot with sterilised bottles? Or do either of them but instead of the sealed pot just make the bottles up?
At home I've just been putting it in the changing bag if it's freshly expressed and it's been good to use after a little while, but I really don't think it will last that long while we are out all afternoon!! A friend of mine said to just treat it like its normal milk and keep it chilled, so to me that sounds like a cool bag and ice packs? But I'm unsure whether to bottle it up or a sealed pot then tip in to the bottles as I need it?
I really don't no what to do!! This is all so new and confusing to me!! Really don't want to make little man poorly if I do it wrong!!!
If it came to it and we got there and the milk was bad for some reason then of course the breast would be there!! Just trying to make things easier for a couple of hours :P

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I'm so sorry if this sounds such a dumb question!! I feel like I should no, but everything I keep reading is so conflicting!!!! ;)

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Sunday, May 13th 2012, 11:16pm

Hi hon, it's not a daft question but you really don't need to witty to much, it lasts pretty well. If your just out four a while room temp is ok for 5/6 hours. If you chill it it's good for about a day. Personally I used to chill it xxxx



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Monday, May 14th 2012, 3:46am

Hi hun. The advice we were given in SCBU was it's fine out of the fridge for up to 4 hours, cool bag with ice pack 5_6 hours and 5 days in a fridge. i've been following this advice and have had no problems. Xx

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Monday, May 14th 2012, 7:51am

Thank you ladies for replying to me :)
So would i take the milk in the cool bag in a sealed pot or already made up in bottles??
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Monday, May 14th 2012, 10:38am

I don't think it matters. As long as the container is sterilised and leakproof then it's going to be fine. I'd pop an ice pack in a cool bag, make the bottles up (do bottles still have that little disk thing that you can put between the rim and the teat?) and worry no more about it.

As long as everything's clean and you're sensible about storage time and chilling then it'll be fine.

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Monday, May 14th 2012, 1:40pm

As Bells said x I would make bottles up, just for ease xxx



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Monday, May 14th 2012, 1:46pm

Thanks ladies :)

Thats put my mind at ease now, really didnt want to get it wrong!!!

thanks again xx
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Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 12:59pm

I hope you enjoy your time out and about. Xx

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