Breast milk heating

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274158 tn?1276347187 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..
11110919 tn?1420209467 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 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!
9020620 tn?1409884412 -) 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 Never use the microwave for heating breast milk or formula. Microwaves heat unevenly and can lead to baby being burned. Its best to just warm it under hot water.
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 How do we warm breast milk ??
915119 tn?1341948989 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 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?
5749518 tn?1391923991 I was told that even though you aren't producing milk right now, to put the baby to the breast and let him/her suck and that should help stimulate your breast helping produce milk.
Avatar f tn i had the Medellla pump as well and it worked great for me. Try playing around with the auction strength to mimic harder sucking but as much as u can tolerate since it can be painful. And also more importantly be consistent with how often you pump and when. I had the same issue.
Avatar f tn Hi was wondering what are somethings I can take to get more breast milk??
194374 tn?1214476694 t recommend using the microwave, at least not for a while. I never heating his milk in the microwave until he was about 6 months old and I don't do it very often.
2020005 tn?1628125976 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 f tn 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 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).
2020005 tn?1628125976 I'm breastfeeding my 9 day old daughter, last night she slept from 12-6 and right through her night feeding, I woke up this morning to extremely huge breasts, and a sore lump in one of them, I'm worried it's going to turn into mastitis. I've breastfed her as normal ever since and the lump is still there, it's not terrible pain or anything, just a little tender when I touch it, does this mean it's definitely going to turn into mastitis or hopefully it will work itself out?
Avatar f tn My son is 4 days old and breastfeeding. I'm a nervous wreck about possibly getting mastitis. My left breast is harder than my right one. I'm not sure how you get this. Are there ways of preventing it? And is it even too soon to get it?
Avatar f tn Had my babygirl 2-15-15 and for 2 days I breastfeed, but my nipple got extremely irrigatedbleeding and blblistering, so I gave it a break and gave my baby formula, but I waited 2 days and started to use the pump but no milk, the Dr's says my milk could have dried up but to keep trying the pump, I'm still trying the pump and no luck, Does anyone know any home remedies that worked for them, or have been thru this
5461539 tn?1376247568 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 t arrived yet honey your breast is just getting ready for production of the milk and baby when you have the baby your breast is gonna be a lot worse so be prepared with the ice and heating pads
9924471 tn?1419954420 If your not breastfeeding directly from the breast, I'd reccommend every 2 hours but I'm sure 3 hours isn't bad either!
Avatar f tn You can use what breast milk you produce and formula in the same bottle.
Avatar f tn My nipples are burning so bad and streaking in a few spots in and down my breast. Why? Is it my mammary glanfds over acting? And I've been cramping I'm almost 23 weks is the baby just growing?
Avatar f tn Nikki1214 is right on! Breast is best! If you can do it. The mom/babe connection is amazing and not just emotionally but physically too. If baby is getting a cold (let's say) and breastfeeds. Tiny particles of the cold are in their saliva and gets into the mother causing her body to make antibodies for herself and in the breastmilk therefore giving it to the baby. Both are covered...amazing.
Avatar f tn / Now i knew i would produce milk or whatnot BUT this isnt no tiny bit of stuff coming out.ITS ALOT.And the pain in my Boobies,especially the right one,is so uncomfortable. Is this normal? What can I do to ease the Pain.? Plz help.Sorry about the long post.
4437866 tn?1388119624 I had an infected milk duct and it traveled to my other breast. Talk about pain! But since draining they feel better. On an anti biotic treatment for 14 days. Dr said because i stopped breastfeeding and became pregnant again hormones went up and milk got trapped. Strange, didnt think that could happen..