I just received this email and found it VALUABLE information and wanted to share it ASAP. According to a Breastfeeding Medicine Study, breastmilk that has been thawed up to 8 hours may be refrozen.
NOTE: I have copied and pasted the following email sent to me, therefore it is not my writing I am simply the messenger.
From: Breastfeeding Medicine – Effect of Environmental Conditions on Unpasteurized Donor Human Milk
The following is an excerpt:
“The milk studied was donor milk expressed by mothers who took no special sanitary precautions. The milk was first stored at -20°C (-4°F) for two months and then at -80°C (-110°F) until its use in the experiment. Then the milk was thawed overnight to 4°C (39° F), separated into different sample batches, and refrozen to -80°C (-110°F).