Partially Thawed Breast Milk

Question:

My freezer door was left open and some of my frozen breast milk has partially thawed. Is it safe to refreeze these bags since they were not completely thawed? Thanks!

Answer:

Megan,

Please see the following link about a study that was done on partially thawed breastmilk that was refrozen.  Additionally, according to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America procotol published in 2011, as long as there are ice crystals present, it is ok to refreeze the milk.    http://www.breastfeedingatfullcircle.com/2011/08/27/frozen-breastmilk-and-a-power-outage

 

Best wishes,

Gina Ciagne, CLC

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