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Thread: I'm really frustrated!! I think I'm having lipase issues...

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    Default I'm really frustrated!! I think I'm having lipase issues...

    Okay, so Ben is 18 months. I still pump at work, and I had noticed that the milk that was "fresh in the fridge" tastes TERRIBLE. It doesn't smell, but the taste is horrific. I almost threw up in my kitchen sink. It literally tastes like soap and vomit. I just pumped this milk this morning and afternoon.. I had heard of lipase issues before and know that you can scald, but this will not help me if the milk I am pumping while at work is going bad before I can get home to scald it. AHH!!!
    Anyone else have this issue this bad??? what did you do? I have been working so hard to continue pumping at work and it is against my managers who do not want me to still be pumping. I work so hard to keep my supply up.. I could just cry. No milk in freezer at all anymore, and now I am worried about what I have to leave for him tomorrow while i'm at work all day.

    Should I leave this milk and see if he will take it tomorrow???
    Kristin

    Momma to Benjamin, we recently made it nursing to age 2!!!!

    Benjamin born 9-17-09

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    Default Re: I'm really frustrated!! I think I'm having lipase issues...

    I think if it were me I would just leave it for him and see if he takes it? Does he usually drink it no problem? There is nothing wrong with giving it to him, some kids don't mind the different taste?
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    Default Re: I'm really frustrated!! I think I'm having lipase issues...

    Definitely see if he will still drink it. BUT, also there is a great thread on here. I will bump it for you...it's called, "Scalding breastmilk due to excessive lipase" and I believe it explains that you can scald it in the microwave! Do you have access to a microwave at work? Would this be an option for you? Aslo, I believe people also scald their milk using bottle warmers. You have to tweak how much water you put in them or something. I will go ahead and bump the thread


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    Default Re: I'm really frustrated!! I think I'm having lipase issues...

    thanks guys. I left the milk for him as he has never refused it before and who knows how long this has been going on.
    I do have a microwave at work BUT can't take the time to scald mine. I'm a nurse in critical care and I am doing my best just to even pump and wash my stuff!
    Kristin

    Momma to Benjamin, we recently made it nursing to age 2!!!!

    Benjamin born 9-17-09

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    Default Re: I'm really frustrated!! I think I'm having lipase issues...

    Could you freeze it right away? I noticed that when I freeze mine right away, the flavor doesn't change. But, since your LO doesn't refuse it... To him, it might taste "normal," as you are right, this may have been going on for a while.
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