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    Default Lipase test

    Other than tasting/smelling EBM, is there a more scientific way to test it for excess lipase? IE: is there a test strip or something you can buy, like a pregnancy test, ovulation predictor, or yeast infection detection kit?
    Full time working mama to a precious
    Due date was 05/02/2011 - born 04/04/2011 at 36 weeks exactly.
    and 14 months and still going strong

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    Default Re: Lipase test

    Nope. Sorry
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Darn it. I am sure there is a laboratory test, so now I just have to figure out a way to get someone to market one. It would be a good seller, I think, right up there with gender prediction "tests", OPK's and Pregnancy Tests!!
    Full time working mama to a precious
    Due date was 05/02/2011 - born 04/04/2011 at 36 weeks exactly.
    and 14 months and still going strong

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    Default Re: Lipase test

    I think the issue is this.

    Everyone has lipase. It's just that for some women, something activates it early. Or some have more than another. And I think you even have more of it at some pumping sessions than others! I have some milk that just isn't right, but milk pumped earlier or later that day is OK. And then some women have babies who don't care about the taste and others whose babies fuss if it's not 100% perfect (I've had both). So...a test might not help you decide whether or not to toss the milk. The true test is your baby. If your baby will take it, it's fine.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Default Re: Lipase test

    this is true. I guess it might explain why sometimes she'll take EBM from the bottle & guzzle it, and other times she takes her time and seems to not want to eat. The DCP has a LOT of trouble getting her to eat, so I am going to try to see if this might be an issue. I have only ever used my frozen milk a few times, but often I pump more than she needs even in a day, and it will be in the fridge for 1-4 days so maybe excess lipase is an issue...hope not!
    Full time working mama to a precious
    Due date was 05/02/2011 - born 04/04/2011 at 36 weeks exactly.
    and 14 months and still going strong

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    Default Re: Lipase test

    That is probably what is going on. If it's been standing for a few days, it might have started to turn from the lipase. I found that my milk can only stand in the fridge for 24 hours before it starts to taste off enough the baby won't take it. And it's important you know whether or not you have a lipase problem as it can make your freezer stash really taste awful.

    So that's something else to look at...will baby take your freezer milk?

    What I did was collect milk, divvy it out and stand it in the fridge, labeled with date and time and started tasting just a bit. I would also offer baby a taste, and when baby wouldn't take it, that's when I figured out how far I could push it, as some babies don't care. My current baby will drink it even when I think it's pretty bad, but the others would not.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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