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Advice Regarding Thawed Milk from LLL

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 2:59 AM
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I got this from the North County (San Diego) LLL Facebook page:

Sometimes thawed milk may smell or taste soapy. This is due to the breakdown of milk fats. The milk is safe and most babies will still drink it. If there is a rancid smell from high lipase (enzyme that breaks down milk fats) activity when the milk has been chilled or frozen, the milk can be heated to scalding (bubbles around the edges, not boiling) after expression, then quickly cooled and frozen. This deactivates the lipase enzyme. Scalded milk is still a healthier choice than commercial infant formula. If you or your baby has a thrush or yeast/fungus infection, continue to breastfeed during the outbreak and treatment. While being treated, you can continue to express your milk and give it to your baby. Be aware that refrigerating or freezing milk does not kill yeast. After treatment is finished, any leftover milk that was expressed during the infection should be discarded.
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 2:59 AM
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by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:03 AM
I was told I could do flash pasturization to kill the yeast.
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