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Thread: Lipase Confusion

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    Default Lipase Confusion

    I am interested in learning more about Lipase. I know there is a great thread here, its just a bit overwhelming. I feel confused after getting a few pages into it. Should I just keep going through the thread or does anyone know of a thread that compiles the information in an easier to read format?

    Basically these are my questions:

    1. What is an easy an reliable way to know if I have too much lipase in my bm?
    2. If I find out I do have high levels of lipase, what do I do to denature the enzyme? Stovetop/bottle warmer/microwave?
    3. How soon after expression should it be scalded?
    4. What about freezing the milk, scald before?

    Thanks for the help as usual!

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    Default Re: Lipase Confusion

    Pump some, put it in the fridge and then taste test it over a few days. If you have a lipase issue, the milk will start to taste off. Mine usually starts to taste like partially digested milk about 36 hours after it's pumped.

    Some people can freeze their milk without scalding it and it's not an issue. I just scald anything that's not going to be used within 36 hours and freeze it.

    You can scald it on the stovetop or with a bottle warmer, but not in a microwave.
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: Lipase Confusion

    I have some milk in the fridge right now, i'll test after 24 hrs.

    Once more question: does exercise affect lipase levels? I would like to know if i should/should not pump after working out.

    Thank you! What would i do without these forums???

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    Default Re: Lipase Confusion

    I don't see how exercise could. It's a digestive enzyme.
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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