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Thread: Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

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    Question Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

    Meaning in a sauce pan and water, bottle standing in water?
    My mom babysits and doesnt want to wait for the bottle to warm up. I have a feeling she probably sets it on medium heat even though I said not to.
    Give me all the reason we should just heat in a bowl of warm water and not on stove top. How long does that take?
    If I do running water doesnt that cost a ton in electricity to run warm water that long?

    Micah Mateo 10 months old
    And my angel Tyler born and passed 3/3/06

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    Default Re: Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

    From the fridge or from frozen?





    Never mind.. here's a link to a page that offered this advice:

    To warm milk

    Heat water in a cup or other small container, then place frozen milk in the water to warm; or
    Use a bottle warmer.
    NEVER microwave human milk or heat it directly on the stove.
    So ask mom to take those extra few minutes to cuddle with baby while the milk wamrs in the container and NOT on the stove top.


    Oh and most houses use gas to heat water, and natural gas is cheap so it doesn't cost tons of $ to heat the water...
    Last edited by Number3; October 12th, 2007 at 07:53 PM.
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    Default Re: Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

    fridge milk.

    Are there any downsides to using a bottle warmer to warm breastmilk?
    Last edited by ekmaurer3; October 12th, 2007 at 11:08 PM.

    Micah Mateo 10 months old
    And my angel Tyler born and passed 3/3/06

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    Default Re: Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

    Heating under warm, running water is usually the fastest method. It's also most friendly to the milk.

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    Default Re: Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

    sorry to sound stupid, do you hold it under running water and rotate bottle or place a bowl under running water and place bottle in bowl?

    what about a bottle warmer?

    Micah Mateo 10 months old
    And my angel Tyler born and passed 3/3/06

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    Default Re: Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

    I use a bottle warmer. It takes about 4 minutes! But you have to watch it, or time it! it doesnt shut off by itself. Its a little quicker than the faucet! Or if I am out (or over grandma's house). I use the hottest tap water in a cup and place the bottle in that - takes a little longer, but not much!

    Good Luck =)

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    Default Re: Is it horrible to warm BM on stove on lower heat?

    Guys correct me if I'm wrong...but when I heated up my milk, I would put a bowl of water in the microwave and heat it that way...then put the bottle of milk in the warm water...It didn't really take long at all.

    And if I was out at a restaurant...I would ask the waiter for a glass of hot water.

    Frozen or just cold.

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