Breastfeeding can be challenging. Not only is it time consuming just to feed your baby multiple times a day, but then there are so many rules for storing breast milk to remember – like how long bottles of breast milk can be out of fridge, how long you can use thawed milk and more.
And when you’re sleep deprived and stumbling around at 3 a.m., it’s easy to forget: How long can is this breast milk that’s sitting out in the baby’s room still good?
To help you keep it all straight, we’ve put together a handy-dandy infographic of all of the CDC’s recommended guidelines about how long you can keep breast milk out when it’s fresh, when it’s been thawed, and when it’s leftover from a previous feeding. Plus, we’ve included the guidelines for how often to clean your breast pump and more.
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