I have a freezer full of milk. Maybe around 150 Medela bags. I thawed one yesterday and my DD won't eat it!!! I am SO upset! It does have a funky smell and taste. It is not sour. It has sort of a chemical like taste. It is still sweet like fresh milk, but has a weird after taste. My DD sucks a little then makes a "bad tasting" face and does not take anymore.
What do I do??? I am heartbroken if I have to throw out all this milk. Any ideas? I know about the lipase and the scalding. But what to do with the already frozen stuff? Has anyone had this problem and maybe mixed it with something?
Answer by AmiJanell at 10:49 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by mommylisar at 10:54 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Freezing can make milk taste different. If you are a working mom you can give rely on refrigerated milk. When your baby is a little older she may take the milk. Once she starts solids the milk may be able to be mixed with something for when you are gone.
If your baby just won't take it and you don't want to waste it there is a website that's called milkshare. It's an informal website that matches up moms that have extra milk with moms whose babies need milk.
Answer by Gailll at 10:56 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
It sounds like you may have a lipase problem. Some mothers have an excess of the enzyme lipase in their milk, which begins to break down the milk fat soon after the milk is expressed. Most babies do not mind a mild change in taste, and the milk is not harmful, but the stronger the taste the more likely that baby will reject it.
You may need to scald your milk before freezing.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:58 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 9:32 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
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