i had some ebm in the fridge (at the very back) for just under 48 hours from two seperate pumping sessions (in the same bottle). i heated it up for her in a jug of hot water and gave her it, she left about an oz and about 5 mins after she finished she started sucking her hand so tried her with more, i tested it on arm to see if it hadnt gone too cold and this time as quite a bit went on my arm i licked it and it tasted a bit like the smell of when they bring up some milk (when its curdled) i double checked by tasting it from the bottle and it was the milk not my arm
should ebm taste like that when not used straight away? it didnt smell of anything, i always smell it before heating but after tasting it i didnt give her the rest, also shes been fine after it.
Its due to lipase which is a pancreatic enzyme which is also present in your milk, it has a good purpose of helping your baby to digest the milk more easily but sometimes it can start digesting the milk before it has been drunk. While it occurs more commonly with frozen milk, it can happen with chilled milk as well-it is still safe to drink and in fact is easier to digest, if your baby refuses to drink it then and only then is it a problem xx
This happens to my milk sometimes too and my baby wont drink it, I don't blame him it smells and tastes rancid after heating but not too bad if cold?!!??!!??!!?
Apparently you can scald the milk before quickly cooling and freezing but I just can't be bothered.
yeh when i tasted it i was thinking how the hell have you drank that! it tasted vile! im glad she did take a third of it cause id be gutted to dump it but i couldnt blame her if she did! lol. they say you can keep milk for 8 days, id dread to think what it'd taste like after a week!!
Have you tried glass bottles for storage as I found they made a huge difference with this problem, with my eldest boys within 12 hours sometimes my milk would smell and look off despite storing it immediately in the back of the fridge. While I haven't expressed much this time I did use glass nuk bottles on the few occasions I did express and on one occasion I left an ozof milk in the fridge for 9 or 10 days because I didn't need it in the end but didn't get round to pouring it away, at 9 or 10 days it still smelled fresh and looked fine, of course I didn't give it to him but what a difference eh? It says on kellymom to try different storage materials as well xx
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