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Thread: Do I really need to throw it out?

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    Default Do I really need to throw it out?

    I didn't realize I had thrush and just thought I had horrible pain due to poor latch. Thank God for my LLL who told me what I was experiencing was only thrush and could be fixed!!!! But, before talking to her, I had begun pumping and bottle feeding instead of nursing due to pain. I was pumping way more than DS was eating so I built a pretty good freezer supply imo (80 4-oz bags). Then I read I need to throw out that milk because freezing it doesn't get rid of the thrush. Is it really bad to keep it and feed if I HAD to for some reason (say, was put in the hospital or something)? Or do I need to just go ahead and throw it out? Any good articles regarding this one way or the other out there?

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    Default Re: Do I really need to throw it out?

    If you HAVE to use it, use it. But know you have an extremely high risk of reinfection after using yeasty milk.
    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
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    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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