I'm hoping someone can answer these questions for me.
Ever since I've read about lipase, I've been paranoid that I have that issue. I'm really not sure, though. Let me note that my DD (9 months old) has never refused a bottle, so I am very fortunate. I know I shouldn't worry as long she is drinking her bottles, but I guess I'm just curious. I tend to over-think things.
I've been freezing my milk three days after I pump, as I MAY have had some issues last August when I would leave milk in the fridge for five days. I'm not sure if it was lipase or if my sitter wasn't keeping my milk cold enough. I had a couple of smelly bottles.
Anyway, when I defrost my frozen milk, it smells different than the fresh I've pumped. My fresh milk basically has no smell. The frozen does. I wouldn't say it is soapy, metallicy or bad-smelling...it just smells different. I can't really describe it. I've tasted it before and it isn't as sweet as the fresh. It tastes a bit stronger (more "milky"). Not great, but not horrible either.
My assumption is that fresh and thawed milk will taste different from each other, as fresh and thawed (previously frozen) food tastes different to us.
Am I correct? I've always wondered this...sorry if I sound dense.
I'd appreciate any thoughts, comments, opinions...whatever you've got! Thanks!