Re: Work Travel & Excess Lipase in my Breastmilk
Have you eliminated other reasons for the soapy smell? The kind of bags/bottles you're storing the milk in can sometimes leave this smell, as can where you store your milk in the fridge/freezer. If it's on the door or near the front, or touching the sides of an auto-defrost freezer, these places could be causing a similar smell. So can a diet high in spices. Have you tried giving this milk to baby, even though you think it smells funny? Baby may take it just fine.
If it turns out that scalding helps it, there are solutions available. You'll just have to get creative. At some stores, I've seen individual electric burners for sale. You just plug them in to a wall, and you have a way to heat milk. Take your pot of choice and something to clean it with you on your trip.
There are also devices made to heat a cup of coffee. These also plug into the wall, and hang over the edge of a cup, into the coffee, and heat it. Not sure how hot these really get, but it may be another option.
Many hotels have small refrigerators available, you just have to ask. These also have a small freezer compartment.
To ship, put your frozen milk in a box, wrapped in newspaper, with dry ice. You can also use a styrofoam cooler for more insulation. Fedex and UPS will both ship overnight, you can drop it off late in the evening, often about 7pm-ish, and it will be delivered the next morning, early. Someone just has to be available to unpack it all and put it in a freezer for you.
Which pump are you using?
I know it's hard to pump, but you need to do it at least a time or two a day, to prevent engorgement. You can probably pump enough, even when you're with your daughter, to provide enough milk for her needs while you're apart. It will take time and dedication, but it's totally possible.
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