Hello all -- I am new to this site, and hope I can find the help I need.
I have been getting conflicting viewpoints from Day 1 concerning many things, one being on how to warm up refrigerated breast milk. I've been told I can take out a bottle at the current feeding, for the next feeding, and warm it up on the counter; I've been told to put it in a glass of hot water; I've been told to put in a glass of warm water, as hot will destroy it's nutritional properties. I fear I've not been doing it properly for TWO MONTHS now, and don't want to be giving my baby sour milk (I was leaving it on the counter). My baby's dirty diapers are by far liquid -- not the "cottage cheese" consistency I was told they should be at -- but I didn't think much of it, as breastfed babies' dirty diapers are more liquidy. (I am pumping and bottling, not breastfeeding directly).
So anyway -- I've found info on how to warm up FROZEN milk -- but I've found NOTHING on warming up REFRIGERATED milk. I can't give my baby freshly expressed milk, because due to his erratic schedule and fussiness, I can't pump during the day -- so I pump at night and store bottles in the fridge.
Any advice you all can give me, as a first-time mom -- I'd appreciate it so much.