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I've been storing breast milk in the freezer since feb. Well I took 2 bags out last night and placed them in the fridge to defrost. Well I took one out to heat up and I mixed it but it looks funny. Like sour milk, little white spots in it. Is that supposed to happen? I'm scared to use it.

 
Lenore0708

Asked by Lenore0708 at 1:34 PM on Mar. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sounds like lumps of fat which is normal. Don't shake it "swirl" it. Take a look at "What breastmilk looks like" at http://www.mother-2-mother.com/motherconcerns.htm#Whatdoesbreastmilklooklike

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:52 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • That is normal. Did you shake it up?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Yes I shook it up. I've used my frozen before but I deforsted it in warm water and used it right away. It didn't look that way.
    Lenore0708

    Answer by Lenore0708 at 1:38 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Yeah you have natural fats in your bm and they will seperate when thawed out. You also have different levels in it at different times of day so you may not have had it during the last one but this one you will have more, bm is constantly changing so you will be fine.
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 1:39 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • That always happened to me. I used it. It just doesn't mix up the same after it's been frozen.
    evwsquared

    Answer by evwsquared at 2:02 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • It's fat. It's normal.
    ThaMCE

    Answer by ThaMCE at 2:17 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • It's normal. Make sure you shake it up.
    southern_gal101

    Answer by southern_gal101 at 2:42 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • totally normal. but yes, swirl it around to mix it in a bit.
    fluud7

    Answer by fluud7 at 2:48 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Its normal as long as it doesn't smell funny then its fine, your breast milk has natural fats in it that separate when it gets cold once you heat it up and swirl it around they should go away
    hautemama83

    Answer by hautemama83 at 2:50 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • I feed him that bottle and he through it up! So I guess it was bad. But how? The other one I defrosted looks the same. I guess I gotta dump it too.
    Lenore0708

    Answer by Lenore0708 at 3:00 PM on Mar. 13, 2009