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    Exclamation High Lipase + Cooler Storage

    I will be pumping at work for the first time tomorrow. I purchased Playtex's Fridge to Go, which has frozen walls in it to keep things cold for 12 hours.

    My milk is fine in the fridge for a few days, but once frozen can get the sour smell due to high lipase. Being that the Playtex cooler might freeze the milk a bit since it gets so cold, should I worry about the milk breaking down? Is the Medela cooler/ice pack good enough?

    Thank you in advance for your support.

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    Default Re: High Lipase + Cooler Storage

    I've got that same thing. It's not going to be cold enough to freeze your milk. I wouldn't worry about it.

    Is there no fridge where you work that you can store your milk in? Have you tested it to see how long it will last @ room temperature. I know that normally it can last up to 12 hours at room temp, but I'm not sure if that applies to lipase mamas.
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    Default Re: High Lipase + Cooler Storage

    I will be traveling between schools and don't even know where I will be pumping!


    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jeno View Post

    Is there no fridge where you work that you can store your milk in? Have you tested it to see how long it will last @ room temperature. I know that normally it can last up to 12 hours at room temp, but I'm not sure if that applies to lipase mamas.
    Does this mean that you can leave your milk out all day, and it's fine? I only noticed that I have high lipase after only *some* of my frozen milk smelled wrong. It wasn't every bag, and it's the best reason I have so far as it why it was icky. I haven't tested it yet.

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    Default Re: High Lipase + Cooler Storage

    I have high lipase and I too will be traveling during the day for work -- I start work 8/29. My car temperature is much too hot in So. florida to try to keep it at room temperature so a cooler must be used. I plan on using the Medela cooler as well and tested it this past week. Although testing isn't complete since I haven't thawed the frozen milk but the refrigerated milk lasted 5 days day w/o change in taste -- this was after scalding. I plan on testing the frozen milk in a few days...by the way, I scald before freezing or refrigerating for any extended period of time. My milk goes bad in 24 hours or less refrigerated, frozen or at room temperature.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: High Lipase + Cooler Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jeno View Post
    I've got that same thing. It's not going to be cold enough to freeze your milk.
    And it doesn't last for 12 hours either.

    From what you describe, I would simply pump and use the milk the next day and then scald the milk on Friday to save for Monday. You do NOT need a big freezer stash to go back to work.

    I have a lipase problem too, in that my milk goes off if it's kept in the fridge for 24 hours, but if I keep at room temp for a few hours, it's still OK. I'd use it within 24 hours if possible.
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