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    Question Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    Should I be dumping the breastmilk I pump while being treated for yeast in my breasts?
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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    If you are feeding the milk right away I think it would be okay. I don't think freezing kills yeast so I wouldn't store it.
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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    I agree with pp. If you are feeding it within a day or so it will be fine. I was told two different things when I had thrush about keeping the milk. One doctor said it was fine to freeze and feed later another said no way. I kept mine as an emergency back up but will never feed it unless we have absolutly no other choice except formula. I would personally not use it because I wouldn't want even the slightest rish of reinfection.
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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    Expressed milk can be given while being treated for thrush, but from what I remember it shouldn't be frozen for a later date. Freezing deactivates the yeast, but doesn't kill it.
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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    with the PPs. Though if you want to keep the milk, you can scald it: http://www.kellymom.com/store/handou...-save-milk.pdf
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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    What about stored milk that contains dairy when you suspect your infant has a dairy sensitivity? I froze tons before I figured out my baby seems to have a dairy sensitivity and I hate to throw it out. Can I cook it to break up the protiens as well?

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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*dhiannianmor View Post
    What about stored milk that contains dairy when you suspect your infant has a dairy sensitivity? I froze tons before I figured out my baby seems to have a dairy sensitivity and I hate to throw it out. Can I cook it to break up the protiens as well?
    No. Sorry mama. Though you may want to keep it until you are positive that dairy is the problem. I'd hate for you to throw it out and find out later that it was unnecessary. If dairy is the problem for sure, you might want to consider finding someone to donate it to rather than tossing it.
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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    No. Sorry mama. Though you may want to keep it until you are positive that dairy is the problem. I'd hate for you to throw it out and find out later that it was unnecessary. If dairy is the problem for sure, you might want to consider finding someone to donate it to rather than tossing it.
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    Default Re: Dump Breastmilk with yeast infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*dhiannianmor View Post
    K thx
    sorry, I know it sucks. I've been there.
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