Can breast milk go bad

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Breast milk in a nonpregnant woman can be worrisome. It is the third most common breast complaint that brings women to the doctor, after lumps and breast pain. Roughly half of women may express some fluid from their breasts during a breast self-exam. Most of the time it is associated with non malignant causes such as hormonal imbalances. Sometimes it is just due to stimulation during sexual foreplay.
I agree its highly unlikely that its your milk as your milk cant go off, I'm wondering if it maybe his cord and when your feeding you may be getting little wifs of it, sometimes they can get a little smelly, they dont necessarily have an infection but they can smell abit off
I really want my baby to have breast milk for the first month or so, but really can't imagine actually breast feeding, so I was thinking about just pumping it.. I don't know the first thing about it. So is that any different, does it break the bond? Does it hurt any less? I have absolutely no idea, so if you could help me with these questions, or let me know other things that I need to know, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!!
Can you give breast milk and formula? Had my lil one on the 20th and just like my first son he cracked me the first day,so i started formula,my milk has now came in and i can pump,can i do both? I really wanted to breastfeed this time but idk about doing both..
How long does our take for your breast milk to dry up? I've been super busy and stressed so ive started supplementing when I'm busy and i just tried to pump and some came out but not a full feeding. I can't just pump allot and get my milk back right? Cause i still have some.
So.. I have read many different storing rules. Any one have any trouble with their milk going "bad" before the time line they say you can store milk... Here is the guidelines I've been following: EBM at room temp: 4-6 hrs (no more than 10) EBM stored in a cooler: 24hrs Fridge: 4-6days Freezer: 3-6months Deep Freezer: 6-12mos Thawed milk: never refreeze or fridgerate after warmed/prepared (thaw in fridge for 24hrs or in warm water) I feel sorta silly asking this..
I was wondering about storage...How long can breast milk be stored on the counter? in the fridge? in the freezer? How long is it good for once it has been thawed? I honestly can't remember from a few years back..Thanks to all, and I hope all the Dec. Mommies/babies are well, and for those left to go, hang in there, your babies will be in your arms before you know it!
Hi ladies, I'm 27 weeks with my first baby and unfortunately due to medication i can't breast feed. What will happen to the milk i naturally produce? Will i need a breast pump to 'empty' myself? for want of a better phrase!! Lol.
I've been looking on the internet and I've learned that a tumor of pituitary gland can also cause breast milk. I'm terrified of what my doctor may find but it's best to get it checked out and make sure that everything is ok. My doctor is going to do a sonogram and blood test to rule out a pregnancy then if its still negative he will do more test to find out why I have breast milk. anyone having these problems should talk to their doctor and make sure it's not anything serious.
Hi, five years ago I aborted but now I notice a little milk come out from my breast after scratching it. Now please suggest me how can I dry up my breast. And I am not pregnant.
That is in breast milk that isn't in formula? Why do they say that breast milk is so much better? Is it still okay for my babies to be formula fed, will they miss out on something that they really need? Thanks ladies!
I have heard that sometimes frozen breast milk changes its flavor and smell, to a more sour smell, but that it does not harm the breast milk nutritionally nor does it cause the milk to be unsafe for the baby to drink. It has to do with the proteins in the milk and their reaction to being frozen, I think I recall. You might google "freeze breast milk" and see what comes up. I sure wouldn't throw it away. Your pediatrician might also know about this.
I went to a strip club in san francisco and was sucking a strippers breast, i got a very bad tasted in my mouth and i think it was some breast milk/liquid. Assuming She was HIV positive, what are my risk and do i need testing. I have read breast milk has HIV virus and hence very worried of this exposure. Thank you.
Can breast milk go sour in your breast? How can you tell if the milk is soured or not? I haven't pumped any breast milk out and my baby has been very agitated and has been spitting up pretty much after every nursing. She has also been having a terrible stomach ache and has been going between constipation and diarrhea.
How does everyone defrost their frozen breast milk? Can it be put in the fridge to defrost the night before? How much does everyone store in one container? I use glass bottles to store mine...some in in 4 oz bottles...but then I have 8 oz bottles....but I am not sure if more than 4 oz frozen would be to much to defrost at one time?
Husband complains that breast fluid tastes bad. What can cause this and how can I stop it? I know this sounds gross, but it really embarrasses me to have him think I taste bad. I am not nursing and I am sure it is normal breast fluid, but haven't ever heard of anybody else having this problem.
Well - the post pretty much says it all! I am just wondering how long breast milk can be frozen for. Does it go "bad" eventually? And if it does - how would you know if frozen breast milk is bad?
Hey ladies just wondering if there is anyway to increase milk supply besides pumping, I'm not feeling that full feeling anymore and blayde seems to have to suck a bit more than usual to stimulate me to let down, and i usually can get 150mls out of both breast after feeding but today could only get 50mls.
I sometimes keep mine for 1 week without problems - on the top shelf! Does your milk go bad if you let it sit at room temperature - just curious? You are supposed to be able to keep it for 8 hours that way - I have done it several times as well without problems. Maybe it's something that you regularly eat that speed up oxidation?? Fresh is better because it has more antibodies but frozen is better than nothing. Hubby gives Benoit a lot of frozen milk when I travel.
I used breast milk storage bags when I mursed Gavin. It really depends on how much milk you will produce or the nature of pumping...to feed or to store extra. I think 25 bags come in a box . I would freeze them standing up and put them all in a storage box or a bigger freezer Ziploc. I tell you, I wil pumping as soon as my milk comes in so I will have plenty to store. My friend who had her baby in April, she had over30 4oz bags in her first week.
Do you have milk there, or are you engorged? I quit cold turkey and was engorged for about 4 days - with the last day being the very worst, then after that I still had milk but was not engorged. It did take quite a while to fully dry up (maybe 2-3 weeks). If you are not engorged then I don't think there's a big worry, you'll dry up eventually. I actually went to a mommy's club meeting when my son was about 1 week old at the hosptial where I live.
BUT I was curious if she's nursing so much because she needs more now than when she would nurse for twenty minutes, or if it's just that my supply is lower than her demand right now...still drinking mother's milk tea, and exclusively BFing.
next week, but can't seem to get this off of my mind and was hoping someone could help tell me what this might be, or if Paget's can ever be mistaken for milk blisters... or if its even possible to get a milk blister when you are no longer breast feeding! I am 33 and have 2 boys, both of whom I breast fed. The youngest weaned very slowly, and we stopped the last of the feedings about 6mos ago. Thank you!
One note, I would NOT give one with extra iron (unless needed and advised by doc) as it can cause constipation and then you will have another cause for tummy discomfort. I hope you can continue bfing and/or pumping, but please don't feel bad if you can't -- there's always something else to feel guilty about when you're a mother! : ) Good luck!!
This could be due to a dilated or irregular milk duct, an injury to the breast (such as a cut or bite), or less commonly due to breast cancer. Breast pain is a common breast symptom. The reason for breast pain is not clearly understood, and is not usually associated with breast cancer. Breast pain is sometimes associated with hormonal variations and is then called cyclical breast pain.
Yes it is bad. If you are going to breast feed you should refrain from smoking anything. There is also the concern about what could also be in the marijuana if it is being bought illegally and not monitored by the FDA.
I am 56 and was diagnosed with Mastitis in right breast. What causes that at my age? After a round of antibiotics, the redness was gone but the pain and swelling was still there. I was finally sent for a mammogram (the pain was so bad I was screaming and crying), diagnostic mammogram, and ultrasound. The mammogram came out ok, but the ultrasound show a build-up of fluid in a duct.
Is it normal because it's my 5th pregnancy and my body just knows what to do since I have already breast fed 2 babies? Is it a bad sign that may indicate another failed pregnancy? Any ideas, bad or good, are welcome. Thanks.
I want to share with you fellow breast feeding moms out there how to keep your milk supply up, if interested. You can take 2 natural herbs, which are perfectly safe for both you and your baby. They are Brewer's Yeast and Fenugrrek. I take 1 500 mg capsule of Fenugreek a day and you can take anywhere between 4 and 12 tablets of Brewer's Yeast, also 500 mg a day along with your pre-natal vitamins.
Its normal not to get much out, especially as your milk wont have come in yet thats usually around day 3, what your getting is colostrum and thats very important to your new byb especially as he is premmie, they dont need much the first couple of days, continue to pum and put him on your breast and between the both he should get enough, putting him on your breast as often as you can will also stimulate your boobs as well, your doing everything right and your milk will come in soon :)
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