I have around 500 bags (we figure about 22 gallons) of stored breast milk in the deep freezer and pulled some out for the first time last week (I just went back to work). It is so bad that it tastes like stomach bile and burns your throat. I don't think I can ask my LO to drink it, I am on high blood pressure meds so I am not sure a milk bank will take it but I can't bring myself to toss it . I worked SOOO hard to build up a massive stash because my LO was born with chronic kidney disease and can't have regular formula.
I read the EXCELLENT lipase thread and am now scalding it at work after pumping. I didn't think to check it earlier because I didn't have a lipase issue with my first.
Anyone try using the bad tasting milk in other ways? Like after my LO is a year old, what about mixing it with milk so that he is at least still getting some BM? Or what about using it to make yogurt or cheese to give my LO? Or am I just going to have to suck it up and dump it all. I have been exclusively pumping for 4 months (LO started out in NICU and we never did master the latch) and I am not sure I can make it another 8+ while working.