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How to thaw milk quickly?

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PRIGIPISA
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4/14/06 10:42 A

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Another trick is to put hot water in a thermos and use that to warm the bottle when you are out and about.


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4/14/06 10:09 A

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This is from one of the articles in the post pregnancy and parenting resource center

- Do not thaw or heat breast milk in a pan on the stove or in the microwave. Do not boil the breast milk. High heating temperatures (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit) can destroy nutrients and protective properties of the milk.

Breast Milk: Storing and Safe Handling

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4/14/06 9:50 A

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I only thaw milk for day care presently - so I leave it on the counter/fridge until it is soft enough to mush into a bottle - then put it in the fridge.

To warm the bottles at home, I use a warmer I received at my shower. It is made by Safety First I think - and it was less than $20. I know they also have one that has an adapter for the car.

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4/14/06 9:35 A

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I know they recommend that you don't microwave breastmilk - but surely if you agitate/shake it throroughly to disperse the heat and check it then it should be OK. I would only warm it very slightly just to take the chill off if need be. Can I put it back in the fridge after it's been warmed - or only if it's got to room temperature. If I am to defrost it in hot water can I put it back in the fridge until I need it later.
Like today, I have taken some out of the freezer and it's on the counter top but it will take forever to defrost - where I am going there won't be any hot water (the beach). Is this going to be OK if I put it in hot water now and then put it back in the fridge once it's defrosted?


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Gus born 12th March 2008.
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4/14/06 8:37 A

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I had to throw it out as it was warm due to the microwaving and I didn't think I could keep it - is that right. Do I have to throw it away rather than re-refrigerate a bottle that has been warmed?


Mother of 2 boys and 1 girl.

Toby born 13th March 2006.
6 pounds 8 ounces
Born at 39.5 weeks, vaginally.
Breastfed until 18 months (he self- weaned when I was 3 months pregnant)

Gus born 12th March 2008.
4 pounds 14 ounces
Born at 38.5 weeks, via c-section (breech!)
Got pregnant with #3 when breastfeeding him at 20 months).

Poppy Tallulah born 30th July 2010
6 pounds 12 ounces.
Born at

TONKA_14
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4/13/06 3:55 P

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Warm water and time are you best options. Sorry you didn't get the timing worked out. Now you have a thawed bottle that you need to use so go out to dinner or lunch tomorrow!

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4/13/06 2:58 P

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I am breastfeeding but wanted to give him a bottle today at a restaurant (for the first time) to save me getting my boobies out in public! I asked for some hot water to thaw my milk in but it took too long and my little man was screaming because he was hungry (half an hour earlier than I thought he would - so I wasn't fully prepared) - anyway, it took too long and I ended up getting the boobies out anyway.
Can anyone give me a tip on how to thaw it quickly?
Thanks!


Mother of 2 boys and 1 girl.

Toby born 13th March 2006.
6 pounds 8 ounces
Born at 39.5 weeks, vaginally.
Breastfed until 18 months (he self- weaned when I was 3 months pregnant)

Gus born 12th March 2008.
4 pounds 14 ounces
Born at 38.5 weeks, via c-section (breech!)
Got pregnant with #3 when breastfeeding him at 20 months).

Poppy Tallulah born 30th July 2010
6 pounds 12 ounces.
Born at


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