I'm a new mom with a two-week old baby. I was struggling to breastfeed, but really wanted to give our baby breast milk, so I have been pumping and bottle feeding our son. There seem to be a lot of conflicting information about storage. My main concern is how long do I have once I remove the milk from the fridge to safely give it to my son? I don't warm the milk - I let it come up to room temperature on its own.
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Heres a great resource for exactly what you're looking for, it's highly recommended by many moms on here!
to summarize for you though, it says to NOT let the milk thaw out at room temp (think like how you would thaw frozen meat, same thought process- either in the fridge to thaw or set in cold water; you wouldn't just set it to thaw on the counter either)
The other options you have instead would be to either place milk in the fridge ahead of time or you can go straight from the freezer to hot water to thaw it (my personal preference)
on on a side note, after thawing, are you still warming up the milk? Room temp is cooler than what would come straight from the breast and colder milk has a chance of upsetting baby's stomach much more than if it gets warmed up a bit.