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    Hi LLLadies,

    I discovered I had a lipase issue when pumping for Lilah when she was already 11 months old. So I'm checking this now with Beatrix... I pumped some milk last week and froze it. I checked it today - it does not have excess lipase. Does this mean I am good to go to start pumping for my freezer stash without scalding? Or should I scald half of it just in case? I just don't want to freeze a bunch of milk and have Beatrix go to the sitter with vomit milk on her first day.

    Anyone with experience with this? Does lipase come and go?
    Tracie

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    Bump.

    Anyone?
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    Hmmm... I personally have not had a lipase issue, but as far as I know (based on what I have read here), it can come on at anytime. I vaguely recall that when Susan was pumping for Logan, her lipase issue surfaced after he was many months old?
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    I think I'm just going to scald all milk that will be frozen. She'll only get frozen milk once a week, so that shouldn't be too complicated.
    Tracie

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    I think I'm just going to scald all milk that will be frozen. She'll only get frozen milk once a week, so that shouldn't be too complicated.
    Probably a good idea... and frozen milk once a week was exactly what I did with Mason this time... I always gave him my oldest pumped milk from the freezer on Mondays, and he got freshly pumped milk the rest of the week. Then I froze Friday's milk, and repeated the process on Monday.
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09


    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*buff24 View Post
    Hmmm... I personally have not had a lipase issue, but as far as I know (based on what I have read here), it can come on at anytime. I vaguely recall that when Susan was pumping for Logan, her lipase issue surfaced after he was many months old?
    He was older than 6 months. I think he was like 10 months

    But...I now have it with Gavin, at 5 weeks.

    I think your plan is a good one
    Susan
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    Well, I definitely have excess lipase again. I don't know why it didn't occur to me to just leave an ounce in the fridge for a few days and test it. That's much faster than waiting weeks with the freezer. That is how I accidentally figured it out this time.

    Fortunately I have scalded everything I've frozen. It seems like my milk is good for about 2 days in the fridge. I'm going to do an experiment with fresh milk in the fridge this week to find out how long it is actually good for, I want to make sure that it can be used on a second day if Beatrix doesn't eat all of the milk I pump the day before.
    Tracie

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    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: lipase question

    It can come and go but the amount of time it takes to taste bad also can vary person to person. I never had to pump for work, but with DD2, I just always scalded when I pumped because I didn't want to deal with it going bad and feeling like I had wasted it.


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    I had it with both of mine

    ETA: Mine was good for about 48hrs. But if I pumped on Friday, it would be RANK by Monday
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    Default Re: lipase question

    Mine too Leslie, with Lilah. When I finally figured out what was going on, I noticed that the fresh milk smelled off after a couple days in the fridge too. I know there's no way the milk is going to last from a Thursday to a Tuesday without scalding and freezing, but it would be nice if it would last from Tuesday to Thursday. I would prefer for her to only get scalded milk one day a week... although, of course, it's way better than formula.
    Tracie

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    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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