My baby is almost 7 weeks old, and tonight I defrosted a bag of month old breast milk. It smelled a little funny and had a vomit aftertaste. Now figured it is because of high lipase. I have LOTS of milk stored, and I am hoping my little one will take it just fine when it is needed (to supplement if supply tanks or after I wean). When I go back to work I am planning on pumping the day before at work for what is needed the next day, feeding from the breast when I am at home... but at some point I will use my freezer stash. Now that I am found I have an issue with high lipase,I have a few questions:
1. When did you notice the high lipase levels showed up in your milk? Was it days in the fridge or after freezing? If freezing, was it after a certain amount of time the taste changes? I am testing a batch in the fridge to see when mine changes.
2. If he takes it fine, should I go ahead and start scalding what I am planning on storing from now on? I am worried his taste will change and in the future he make reject the milk even if he takes it fine now.
3. If you little one refused the high lipase milk, did you have any luck if you mixed it half and half with fresh milk?
I am soon going back to work and felt really good about my large freezer stash. But the high lipase issue has me upset and worried. Any info or additional insight into the issue is GREATLY appreciated!