Hi there, still nursing one year old and plan to continue... BUT have been having trouble with my frozen bm going "sour" since I began freezing some early on (guess I have high levels of lipase.) This sour smell and off taste seems to have gotten worse over the months.
In any case, the past few times I left him and his father with a bottle of thawed bm while I was out, he refused after several attempts, took a few gulps then turned his head in disgust, as my dh described it, and wouldn't sleep until I got home to nurse him. He used to happily finish a 7/8oz bottle of the thawed stuff up until the past few months. My mother flew in a few weeks ago and had the same issue, so I had to come home to nurse him, then go back out on our date.
I plan to take more night classes and need to come up with another solution...
1. Is it possible that my levels of lipase can increase over time?
2. I use playtex drop-ins as storage bags, then keep them in plastic containers in the back of the freezer for no more than 2 months before thawing...would using a thicker storage bag make a difference?
3. My dh suggested he drink cow's milk while I'm out instead of the thawed stuff -but how would I introduce that to a breastfed baby, especially if I don't want to substitute on a daily basis?
Any input is appreciated and thank you in advance!