Milk went sour in fridge?!
I'm new to pumping and have only pumped before for one night out and LO ate that from a bottle.
I did a weeks worth of pumping last week and when I smelt the bottle it smelt sour? LO wouldn't take it. I added milk from different days into the same bottle for storage, could that have caused it?
I'm Trying to get my 7 month old to take a bottle as he goes to nursery in 2 months and he is refusing. He took one a few times when he was 4 months? :-(
1. What's wrong with my milk and does anyone else's go sour?
2. How do I get him used to bottles without wasting milk?
Re: Milk went sour in fridge?!
AFAIK, milk is good in the fridge for a maximum of one week. So my guess is that the oldest milk in the bottle went sour, and took the newer milk with it. Instead of trying to make baby a big bottle, I would make him small servings of 1-2 oz at a time. That way you don't have to save up and risk the bottle souring.
Tips for getting a baby to take a bottle:
- try when he's hungry
- try when he's not hungry
- have someone other than you offer the bottles (babies generally will not take bottles from mom; they know she has the real thing)
- try different bottles
- try different nipples
- try cold milk, warm milk, and room temperature milk (babies often have temperature preferences)