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Breastmilk Question??

Is milk expressed different then milk directly from the breast? It maybe a stupid question...but someone told me that it was different...Is it true?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Jun. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • **** Nutritionally different I mean****

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Yes. The way a baby suckles affects what is produced and how. In a bottle, the fore & hind milk will be combined rather than being fancy for baby needed at that moment, specifically.
    And of course, nutrients are better when as fresh as can be. And no bacteria, etc...

    Answer by doulala at 11:56 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • You will also get more milk with a baby suckling than by pumping. However, if you're not available, pumped milk is absolutely the best thing for your baby.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:06 AM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Either way, it is breast milk and better for baby than formula. But, as doula stated, the hind and fore milk combine in a bottle where as when a baby nurses she gets just the right amount of each. Also, unless you are a great pumper, odds are your bottle has mainly fore milk and little to none hind milk. This could result in a gassy baby. If you shake the bottle, you can destroy the antibodies found in breast milk. Also, as with any other food, the fresher it is the more nutrients it contains. Where as the longer it's been pumped and stored, the more nutrients it loses.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:02 AM on Jun. 23, 2010

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