Sorry if this gets too long but I really need to vent. Every time I think it is finally getting better it all goes downhill....
When dd was a newborn she would fall asleep at the breast after just a few sucks - 10 minutes late she would wake up, suckle some more and fall asleep again - we would go on like this for hours... When I thought we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and she is getting better at bfing she started screaming, pulling, and crying at the breast to the point she would cry even when I hold her. She was diagnosed with reflux, and later with allergy to "something" (I 've been dairy and soy free and she still has blood in her poo..., now I 'm eggs-free too) in my diet. By the time we figured this out she already had a very strong flow preference because of the bottles she was getting when refusing to bf. So now she is bottlefed during the day with EBM and breastfed at night.
The only thing that I thought was going well was my milk supply and the growing stash of frozen BM in the freezer. Until 2 days ago at least, when I found my bm has excess lipase and dd would not drink it at all. My frozen milk tastes horrible!!!
So now it seems I need to throw out 3 months worth of frozen milk I just can't stop crying
And all this while having 0 support from my familly and hearing two words from them everytime I say anything about the bf problems - solids and formula.
SO now I wonder:
Have other moms been successful in feeding such frozen milk mixed with cereal/other food? Or is baby still refusing? Is such milk safe for the baby?
What causes excess lipase? There is little or no information on that - I read most posts about that in LLL forums
Is scalding the milk in metal pan safe? Also, what is the best way to cool down the milk - room temp. or fridge - before freezing?
Thanks in advance for any responses!!!!