Breast milk heating

Common Questions and Answers about Breast milk heating


274158 tn?1276350787 fyi... when warming breast milk do not use overly hot water as they say this will kill off all t he benefits of the milk ( the antibodies) warm it with warm water but not boiling. I defrost mine in running warm water if I use the whole bay or defrost ini the fridge. They also say freeze only 2oz at at time they will defrost faster and waste less! but only t hing more bags, and they are expensive..
150937 tn?1235947480 No problem with room temp here either I just boil the kettle and pop the bottle in a jug with the boiled water gets it to room temp fast with out a microwave taking all the nutrients to breast milk comes out at room temp if our bodies think its okay than...
Avatar f tn Well I'll breastfeed exclusively until I go back to work and than I pump so the baby can still get the benefits of the breast milk. WAY cheaper than having to buy formula. Especially now that you can get a free pump from your insurance due to the changes in insurance laws from obama care (or whatever the politically correct name is). Plus I read you might be able to take off cost of nursing supplies on taxes (you have to spend a certain amount on them). Can't do any of that with formula.
Avatar n tn Hot spots can be overcome by just shaking the contents of the bottle to mix them, before testing on your wrist. The bigger problem with microwaves is it destroys breast milk. If you are feeding commercial formula, and you shake the bottle vigorously before testing, there is no problem with microwaves.
Avatar f tn You don't have to warm milk up unless it is frozen. If you prefer or need to warm milk, running warm water in a bowl is probably the easiest option. Good luck sister. :) Congrats on your decision to breastfeed!
Avatar f tn You could do mason jars get the small ones and de-thaw by putting in the fridge, warm up by putting in warm water of a slow cooker (much gentler way of heating up). I don't know if that would work for breast milk but my sister-in-law used it to heat up formula.
11110919 tn?1420213067 What really helped me was to do warm compresses or a heating pad on the infected breast. Also, it hurts but works, massage it. Do the warm compress for awhile then rub it hard to the point of tears (I did) and within a few days it was better for me.
Avatar f tn I posted in the Child&Mat forum a week or so ago that I had a blocked milk duct..which, thanks to everyone's advice (heating pad, hot compress, showers, massage, pumping and nursing a ton) it cleared. I thought that was it. Now, it is back AGAIN! I am so sore and it is in the same spot. What am I doing wrong that it keeps coming back? (my DD is almost 9 months old, I have nursed her with no other issues from birth and she is my 5th baby I've nursed..never had this before).
Avatar f tn Has anyone else ever had a blocked milk duct when breastfeeding? I am in agony. At first, I thought the sore boob might be an early pregnancy sign but nope, I am certain now it is not and it is a hard lump. I don't think it is mastitis because I am not red or feverish (and my DD is now 8 months old and is breastfeeding well).
915119 tn?1341952589 I have been having pain on both of my breast. The pain is on the sides of my breast. Even after I pump they feel full from where the pain is. Is this normal? I can't even touch them because they hurt so bad. I can't even get my arms too close to my breast because of the pain. I also have been having a fever, but the doctor said I had pnumonia. Could it be because of the pnumonia or is it something else?
Avatar f tn Keep it tying to get your little one used to the scent of your breast when you're done pumping n have a little bit of milk in it. It can help trigger him/her to latch.
183784 tn?1189759432 Hello all, I am pregnant with my 4th and last child. I have never breast fed before and I figured this would be my last chance to experience this so I really want to give it a go this time around. I have read everything I could find on the subject but I just wanted some input from actual people who have breast fed. Any advice,tips,techniques,book titles,pros and cons,or personal experiences would be very helpful.
Avatar n tn as far as I know opiates are excreted in breast can mae the baby lethargic least this is what I have been told in nursing school and while I was nursing,my own a matter of fact I had a very bad c-section with my last baby and I was on some heavy duty meds and for that reason was unable to nurse...,,.
Avatar f tn OK ladies I have a question... I plan on TRYING to breast feed but I want to do both since this is a first at me trying it but I want to know what's the best bottles for breast feeding n bottle feeding?
446156 tn?1275863176 I was wondering if any one on here could answer my questions about brest feeding, 1.) Can you micrwave breast milk? 2.) How long can breast milk stay in the fridge? 3.) My baby was born April 4th... when I pump with my eletric medela double pump it takes forever. Should it take so long or is that normal. Its drips in the bottle... not swuarts. My baby will not latch on so I have to pump. Will it get faster? 4.
Avatar f tn You can use what breast milk you produce and formula in the same bottle.
5461539 tn?1376251168 Do you need to pump or would it be possible for you to feed baby directly? His/her suckling is really important to help establish your milk production in the first few days/weeks.
Avatar f tn I have extreme soreness on the right side of my breast near my armpit. It doesn't neccesarily hurt unless I touch it, or if my arm brushes against it, and laying on it slightly hurts. So, I've of coarse avoided laying on that side or touching it. When I touch it, It feels like a sore muscle would with a slight stabbing pain. My breast does appear slightly puffy where the pain is, but no discoloration. My OB has felt around the area and can't find anything suspicious.
Avatar f tn I had my baby a week amd a half ago and i was fine breast feeding but then my baby girl was being to rough at night and wanted to feed longer so i couldnt sleep after i bought a pump a couple days ago and love it so much no pain and lots of milk fast. I pump whenever my breast get heavy and pump about 4 oz at a time on each breast.
Avatar m tn Human milk is sucked out through the breast pump, and then stored in the bottle.The human milk in the bottle after heating drink.If human milk is the owner of a HIV infection,is the baby at risk of infection? I konow mother to baby is a risk,But in this case, Human milk was in contact with the air, but also the temperature changed。My children have a risk?
4165941 tn?1353992228 ) no heating up bottles means a happier baby and mommy lol...but I pump when I'm going out....some.women strictly pump....its really your personal choice....but I was against it at first but once I started it was easy as pie and I know I'm giving my daughter the best from the start..
9020620 tn?1409888012 -) never microwave breast milk changes the structure of it etc. Personally I think I wouldn't return to fridge but keep it up to maybe 3 hours if baby doesn't drink it then get rid of it.
Avatar f tn I have extreme soreness on the right side of my breast near my armpit. It doesn't necessarily hurt unless I touch it, or if my arm brushes against it and laying on it slightly hurts. So, I've of coarse avoided lying on that side or touching it. When I touch it, it feels like a sore muscle would with a slight stabbing pain. My breast does appear slightly puffy where the pain is, but no discoloration. My OB has felt around the area and can't find anything suspicious.
374593 tn?1257883550 The milk is not sour, it has excessive lipase, an enzyme that breaks down the milk fats. I had this EXACT same problem a couple of months ago, I even have a post about it buried in here somewhere called "Why is my frozen breast milk going sour?" The milk seriously smelled funky, and it tasted like vomit. It made me gag, lol. I don't blame my little guy for not wanting to eat it. Anyway, I've got some good and bad news for you about this. I'll start with the bad news.
2020005 tn?1476662562 I'll be 18 weeks on Saturday, and over the past few days both of my nipples have gotten a little more sore than normal lately, and today my left nipple and breast is SO much more sore than my right. It hurts to put any pressure on it, and it hurts SO bad, I'm trying a heating pad on it, and so far it's not helping too much, any input, normal, ways to help it, or see a doctor?
Avatar n tn I have noticed after the biopsy I had milk leaking from the breast,which was one of the concerns that brought me to the dr in the 1st place.This time I have milk and blood, dark red blood, coming from the nipple with out expressing it.It just comes out and its not coming from the site of the biopsy its coming from the nipple itself.It is on the same side of it though.I have never seen Blood this dark red before.I am also in alot of pain even two weeks after the biopsy.
1303813 tn?1303162962 I'm watching this thing on tv, this woman breast feeds her daughter who is 8 breast milk. I read something a few days ago her son is 14 and is still breastfed. I am all for breast feeding personally I cant do it, but I will express so it gets breast milk. I am not comfortable with breastfeeding. But expressing Yes... Am I wrong for expressing and not breast feeding.
Avatar n tn I have muscle spasm in or around the ribs on both sides (in the front under the breast and sometimes in the back at the same horizontal position), it feels like a ball rolling, in that it switches sides. It occurs even at night during sleep, painful enough to wake me. I only know that when I relax and stretch (the side where the knot is) using several positions I have to wait till it goes away, in many cases to have it return in other places described above.