EBM - How much Cream??

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  1. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Can anyone tell me, when you've expressed milk and it separates, what percentage of it is cream?

    I've searched and searched but can't find anything.
    I'm sure I read someone say their milk was about 1/3 cream.
    Mines nowhere neeeear that :nope:

    I know we all worry and scrutinise everything, but it would help to know how it is for others.
     
  2. florabean1981

    florabean1981 mum to Harry 06/10/09

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    not sure, but usually, on average, if i express 3oz, about 1/2 an ounce is cream when it separates... that could make it 1/6th cream in my case i guess.
    i dont think there's A right or wrong abount of cream though coz we're all different i s'pose... i know if they get too much foremilk rather than the creamy stuff, they tend to poo green rather than yellow, so if poo is ok & bubs is gaining weight, i figure the balance must be ok???
     
  3. becstar

    becstar Sleep is for the weak

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    Mine's nowhere near that much, and La is still piling weight on. Don't worry!
     
  4. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    I think I get about 1/2 ounce per 3 oucnes at most? :shrug: It is hard to say as I ususally immediately transfer mine to bags. Hmm... I just expressed... I will go put it back in the bottle and leave it for a bit and let you know! :thumbup:
     
  5. Elysian1c0

    Elysian1c0 Well-Known Member

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    1/3 sounds like A LOT of cream. A 5 oz bottle from me will seperate to maybe 1/2 oz of cream, and my baby is a little butterball.
     
  6. GersPrincess

    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    For me it varies. The most I've had was between 1/3 and 1/2 cream, but that was only once.
    usually its just less than a 1/3 cream, and Emily put on 10oz last week!!
     
  7. Maffie

    Maffie Guest

    I get more cream at night time compared to day time.
     
  8. florabean1981

    florabean1981 mum to Harry 06/10/09

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    same here. 1st thing in the morning it's almost all foremilk & just looks like coloured water with the tiniest layer of white on top, but at the end of the day when I have a bath sometimes, it's really white milk & when settled, it's about 3/4s foremilk stuff & 1/4 cream, iykwim?
     
  9. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Ahhh that could be the difference.
    I normally only get time to express in the morning.

    Thanks everyone.
    I'm going to have a go now and see if it differs :)
     

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