Foremilk/Hindmilk Ratio

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  1. Newky

    Newky Mum & Pregnant With #2

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    A couple of days ago I expressed some milk and have been storing it in the fridge. I've just noticed now that the fore/hindmilk has seperated and there is over double the amount of foremilk to hindmilk! Is this normal? x
     
  2. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Its normal when it seperates like that but its not seperated into hindmilk and foremilk, it's seperated into water and fat. It doesn't come out of your boob like that. Shake it up and worry not :)
     
  3. Fraggles

    Fraggles Well-Known Member

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    WSS ^^^ also the ratio of fat and water will be different depending when in the day you pump.
     
  4. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    ^^ and how hot it is.
     
  5. Worrisome

    Worrisome mummy to 2boys and a girl

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    lynnikins Well-Known Member

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    as has been said its just the fats in the milk seperating off if you look at unprocessed cows/goats/horse's milk it does the same thing hence why they have to pasturise it to mix it through and have it stay that way else whole milk would end up a big layer of cream ontop of effectively skim milk lol
     
  7. 53xym0m

    53xym0m Guest

    Yes it's perfectly normal as I read it on kellymom website!
     
  8. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    Yep it's not foremilk and hindmilk, it's just that the fat floats to the surface because it's lighter. Swirl it to mix it back together (don't shake).
     
  9. Newky

    Newky Mum & Pregnant With #2

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    Thanks everyone, looks like i'm panicing needlessly! :dohh: x
     

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