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Thread: Spoiled Breast milk?

  1. #1
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    Default Spoiled Breast milk?

    I just realized (after my baby drank almost 3 ounces) that the milk I gave her was refrigerated too long. I expressed it back in February, froze it and put it in the fridge to thaw on Sunday night. I gave a bunch of thawed milk to the sitter on Monday morning who gave me back these 3-4 ounces. I thought I had a couple of days to give it to her so I gave her the bottle about an hour ago. Then as I was in the kitchen, I happened to see the breast milk storage guidelines on my refrigerator (should have looked BEFORE I gave her the bottle, but I really thought I had a couple of days) and saw that I should have tossed it after 24 hours!!!! There's still a little milk left in the bottle and it doesn't smell spoiled. It doesn't smell exactly fresh, but not spoiled. She drank it happily. Should I take her to the doctor or what should I look for? I would absolutely die if she gets sick!!!!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Spoiled Breast milk?

    So long as the milk smelled okay, it probably was okay. No need to call the doc.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Spoiled Breast milk?

    Thank you!!!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Spoiled Breast milk?

    I was told by my lc that spoiled breast milk smells just like spoiled cows milk-bad! I would think you are fine so long as it didn't smell spoiled.

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    Default Re: Spoiled Breast milk?

    If the milk was spoiled, you would know it because it would STINK! I had one spoiled batch and the smell reminded me of spit up and it tasted REALLY SOUR (your LO probably wouldn't have taken it)


    20 hours of hypnobirthing and I LOVED every second of it!

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