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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Angry Left out the milk again


    Brought my milk home from work last night. Baby was hungry and sleepy so I ran off to nurse him to bed. Yep, forgot about my pumped milk. Woke up this morning and found the milk in the hallway where I left it last night.

    I calculated it. The net total of all the milk I have wasted like this during our year of our BF journey is about 900 ounces. Thank god I still have a freezer stash of roughly the same amount, but it's still ridiculous. It is just that I want to attend to my baby's needs quickly, and l forget about everything else in the moment.

    Just venting.
    DS born 2/11: EBF for 11 months, BF for 4 years
    DD born 11/14: came to the hospital crowning, had her the old fashioned way, EBF for almost 3 months and counting
    Looking to adopt a toddler internationally in the next year or so...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Default Re: Left out the milk again

    ugh mama! I feel your pain. I always forget my milk in my briefcase and it make me want to cry...in fact I have cried several times.
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
    And my sweet pea Sam 2-12-11

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: Left out the milk again

    How long was it since you pumped it and it sat?

    What I am saying is it might be salvageable. I often use milk that has been out for some hours. I use it first.
    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!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern NM

    Default Re: Left out the milk again

    Taste it. BM that hasn't been frozen or scalded really can last amazingly long safely.
    I am Erin--happily married to the nerd of my dreams for 15 years
    High School Science Teacher
    Mother to: Thing 1 9/23/01, bf 15 mo, diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma 1/29/02, officially cancer free for ten years in August 2012
    Thing 2 6/6/05, bf 12 mo, obsessed with dynamite
    Glowworm 2/18/11, bf 15 months and counting

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