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  1. #11
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    Default Re: storing milk from let down reflex

    I have too much milk and a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, which we're always fighting. I also want to save my letdown milk but I worry that she would be getting just foremilk if I kept doing this. Thoughts?

  2. #12
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    Default Re: storing milk from let down reflex

    What are you using the saved milk for?

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

  3. #13
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    Default Re: storing milk from let down reflex

    Does it matter if the milk being used to mix with cereal is hind or foremilk? I am also catching my letdowns and it's only like an oz or 2....well on each side. I usually only catch from one side and towel the other. LO is only 2 months, but I have a 600+ freezer stash in a deep freeze and will save that for hopefully mixing with cereal/date nights/etc. I have a self diagnosed self induced OS which in turn creates OALD. And don't want to waste.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: storing milk from let down reflex

    I'm not a doctor, or an LC, but I wouldn't think that the 1-2 oz. that you would add to cereal would hurt if it was fore milk. I think the big concern is when a baby only gets fore milk for a long time - consistently - and I've read that that is actually uncommon (which made me feel better.)

    You have a lot of ounces saved! Good for you!

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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