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Thread: Weird looking milk

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    Default Weird looking milk

    When I store milk in the fridge, after a couple of days, it separates really bad. It is completely white (fat?)on the top and almost crystal clear on the bottom. IS THIS NORMAL???? My baby won't take the bottle since I have gone back to work, and I'm wondering if this has something to do with it.
    Thanks for your thoughts.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Default Re: Weird looking milk

    Sounds normal - the fat separates out.

    To get the fat mixed back in - run the bottle under warm water & gently swirl the container.

    You do not want to shake - this can break apart some of the good thngs in the breast milk.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: Weird looking milk

    It's not unusual for babies to decline the bottle at first. It doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with your milk, your baby, or you. Here's a couple of helpful resources:

    When you defrost your milk, does it smell bad? Taste bad? If your milk is spoiled, you will know it (it will smell rotten--like spoiled cow's milk). Let us know what you find! If your milk smells/tastes funny, we can offer you suggestions.

    It is completely normal for your milk to separate. Here's some photos that show normal variations in expressed human milk:


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Default Re: Weird looking milk

    Thanks didn't know you weren't supposed to shake it, I've been shaking it for 2 months now

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