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He Dumped My Milk and My Milkies

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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 I asked numb nuts to pour the baby milk into a milk bag. I needed to pump off some milk because we have to go shopping. He hands me the bottle and tells me he had to pour out the milk because it was bad. I asked what did he mean and he said it had stuff stuck to the side of it.
I wanted to wring his neck for dumping 6 oz of milk. I told him that was normal and that is why we shake the bottle up before putting it in a  bag or feeding it to the baby.

OT- Does anyone use My Milkies. They are suppose to collect your milk. I leak about 2 oz a day from one breast. Lil man nurses constantly so I guess I produce a  lot of milk.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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mewebb82
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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I've been looking at them, but I haven't bought them yet. I kind of want to try them. I leak quite a bit from one breast too.

mamabens
by Miranda on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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Oh I'd be livid & he'd be sleeping outside for nto askign me about it first. Also 6 oz is a huge amount in one bottle & never ever ever shake breastmilk, you swirl it, shaking kills some of the good stuff.

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mamabens
by Miranda on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM

I know nothing about My Milkies personally but know  of several people who  use them & love them.

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Tylersmom119
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:23 PM
I used milkies and loved it! I leaked a lot in the beginning so I would nurse on one side while using the milkies on the other. I even did some hand expression into the milkies while I was nursing and used those extra ounces to start my freezer stash since I had to go back to work.
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

ARGH I wuld kill him, tell him its your milk and he is never to do anything with it you dont tell him to do, including dumping it.

Milkies work great but you can not lean over or lay down while wearing them

Eliots_momma
by Jessica on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM

You could have seen the stream coming from my ears!! Dh knows better, I( freaked out a little when he went to transfer milk to a bottle and spilled a bit on the counter.

BTW- Dont shake bm, swirl it.

AND- I've never used milkies. Around 4 months pp, I stopped leaking.

1stpreggers
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:29 PM

yea I use the my milkies .

pixieandco
by New Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:18 PM
ok ladies you got my attention what's milkies?
where do you find them?
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skarlet
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Oh man....I've been there too!! I had to go to the dentist and I didn't plan on being gone longer than 2 hours and I fed the baby right before I left...but still left 4oz that I had pumped the night before in the fridge just in case he got hungry...well it ended up being about 2- 21/2 hours and I called as soon as I got out of the appointment to check on things back at home...I could hear the baby crying and I asked my husband if he gave the baby the bottle and he was like Oh no...that stuff was nasty looking I poured it out!! luckily we don't live far from the dentist and I got home quick but I was FURIOUS that he poured out my baby's milk. I know he wasn't starving but he was hungry....This is our third child and I have EBF all three of them..you would think that he would know what breastmilk looks like!!! He knows now!

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Feb. 1, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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UGH! I would have been upset as well!  : (

By the way, shaking the milk kills some of the good stuff in it. Gently swirling works withoug damaging the milk.

http://www.bflrc.com/ljs/breastfeeding/shakenot.htm

Don't Shake the Milk

Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC

Why not?

Because shaking expressed mothers' milk (or boiling or freezing it) denatures the shaped molecules of the protective proteins, leaving only the pieces - the amino acids - the parts. Lactoferrin, lysozyme, and other protective components work their protection magic when they are in their original shaped molecular structure. Some components remain intact, even during freezing, shaking or heating. They not only protect the gut from many kinds of infection, but also prevent inflammation of the gut lining. Even broken up, the separate amino acids are still really good stuff and are digested by the baby as nutrients.

Imagine a set of pop-beads assembled into a necklace or bracelet. When the beads are acting as a bracelet or necklace, they are doing their job as protective elements. When you break apart the beads, you have in your hand many individual chunks of amino acids which are then digested.

Cellular components are also susceptible to damage by physical stress. After all, they are living cells.

With mother's milk, you get at least two functions for the price of one. With manufactured formula, you only get the individual beads, never the necklace or bracelet. And never the living cells.

So, please handle human milk gently, respectfully and kindly. It's far more than perfect food for babies - it's a living tissue and protective shield too.

© 1998 Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC
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