Re: Leaving Baby may need to Scald milk.
Sounds like more stress than it's worth for both you and baby! I co-sleep, so I've resigned myself to no nights out past 7pm for as long as it takes :) I can't imagine how she'd sleep w/o mommy :(
Anyway, I scald everyday after work. I use a small saucepan, my electric thermometer, turn the gas stove to 4 (medium?) and stir constantly until it hits 180 deg. I give it a few swirls in the pot to cool it without clotting, then pour back into the containers and put them in the fridge to cool (and before putting in the freezer on the weekend). The milk has no smell. Baby likes it just fine! I haven't tested it's fridge-life, tho.