Re: throw away milk supply?? Thrush???
I thought I had thrush too when my son was about 7 weeks old. I had had sore nipples, pain during breastfeeding and sometimes shooting pains afterwards. I went the route of treating for thrush (gentian violet, grapefruit seed extract, diflucan, nyastatin, nipple cream, drops for my son) and nothing seemed to really get rid of the symptoms. Finally after talking with my OB and many lactation conultants, we decided it was not thrush and maybe a latch issue. No one could really give me any answers. To this day (17week-old son) I still have sore nipples and sometimes the breast pain is bad enough that I will need to take tylenol but that's really only 1-2 times a week and I've learned to deal with my pain! It's not all the time at least .
My point is that you may also be unlucky like me but you may really have thrush.
Anyway, to answer your question, I spoke with a lactation consultant about the milk and she told me at a recent conference, they were told that the milk should still be good, hence not throwing out the frozen stash.
If you can talk to an LC, I would recommend it as you may or may not have thrush. I too self diagnosed myself with thrush and it wasn't the case for me.
Mommy to our miracle Arman Liam born 2/21/09