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Thread: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    I have read thru most of this thread and I couldn't really find the answer. Sorry in advance if my question/answer is already in here.

    I grabbed a bag of milk from my freezer and it had a metallic smell to it. Does that mean that around that date and before is where I might have a lipase problem?
    Also, could the lipase level fluctuate? I am asking this because I am sure I have used older bags and it didnt have any smell to it.
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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    Lipase levels do fluctuate.

    Breastmilk in preterm infants and newborns tends to contain more lipase.

    Metallic does not mean lipase for sure. Is the milk still sweet? Will baby accept it?

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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    I tried to offer her a bottle and she wouldn't have anything to do with it. It could be that she is just one of those babies who wont take bottles. The last time I offered a bottle was about 3 months ago (she was about 3 months old) It could also be the nipple. I recently changed from Avent. I just use my milk for cereal, and I had left over and figured I would try the bottle and then I smelt it after she refused it.
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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    hmmm. Try offering a taste of some fresh stuff in the bottle to see if it's just the bottle. Then work from there.

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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    Hi,

    I too have this excessive lipase problem and LO refuses frozen milk. DH tried the milk once and said it was absolutely disgusting tasting (he said it tasted sour and soapy). I'm wondering if it's okay to use the frozen milk to mix into solids? I'm sure it will change the taste of the food but is it harmful to use? I asked a lactation consultant and she said it should be fine but I'd just like your opinions! And, my stash is from back in Oct 2007 - the LC said it's fine to use - what do u think?

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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    Thats a long time ago, I would consider donating it to a local milk bank instead of tossing it. They pasteurize and may accept it. Read this chart about milk storage: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/m...e-preemie.html . Your deep freeze life is around 6 months.

    Lipase starts digesting the fats in the milk- thus the soured taste.
    If you have more recent stuff you can try it, but generally if your baby refuses it - it's done. Mixed or not. hth

    Even more details on milk storage and transportation: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/t026900.asp

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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    Actually the shelf life in a deep freezer is 6-12 months according to kellymom.com for full-term babies.
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkstorage.html

    Also, the Stanford University website says 12 months at -20° to 0° F.
    http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastf...hipNStore.html

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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    Right. The newest research tells us the breastmilk is far more flexible in storage than we ever knew before. When all else fails, the smell/sniff test is still valid.

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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    Quote Originally Posted by Give Peas A Chance View Post
    When all else fails, the smell/sniff test is still valid.
    Yep...I can smell it right from the freezer if my milk is going to be bad tasting. You can try putting it in food. It won't be harmful if your baby accepts it, but I would taste a little first so you have an idea of what you are offering your baby...I just about puked the first time I tasted my milk before I realized I had this problem.


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    Default Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    I tasted it and it was awful! I almost puked too! I guess it's going to waste.

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