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Frozen breastmilk looks odd, questions [pics] k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
21st Jan '13

My frozen breastmilk looks odd. Most of it is the same shade of white but then there are big blotches of brighter white circles & blobs.



Anyone know what this could be?
Maybe the milk fat freezing differently?



And the pictures:
(the camera makes it look yellowish, it's actually more of a cream color with the brighter white blobs/spots)
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only a fee bags look like that, the rest of them look like this....
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No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7430 posts
21st Jan '13

Maybe its just the fat content separating from the liquid? It should be fine when defrosted i should think...

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren &#8710;:</b>" Maybe its just the fat content separating from the liquid? It should be fine when defrosted i should think..."</blockquote>




Yeah I think it is. I just thought it looked weird. I never noticed it until I was organizing the milk in the freezer.

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7430 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting kate♥[j&a]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren &#8710;:</b>" Maybe its just the fat content separating ... [snip!] ... Yeah I think it is. I just thought it looked weird. I never noticed it until I was organizing the milk in the freezer."


Yeah it does look weird.
Thats quite a stash you have! You must produce well lol.
My supply was shit :(

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
21st Jan '13

mine always looked like that - normal. its the fat

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" Yeah it does look weird. Thats quite a stash you have! You must produce well lol. My supply was shit :("</blockquote>




I have over 400oz in the freezer at the moment. I produced plenty of milk up until LO turned 3 months then my supply dropped, idk why, so then I started taking fenugreek for a few months and it brought it back up. And then it seemed like it was dropping again so I started taking domperidone and it brought it back up more than before. I quit taking that a few months ago and luckily my supply stayed up. If I don't pump 1-2 times a day along with BFing LO my supply will drop somewhat. It's been a struggle to keep my supply up but it's worth it!

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya (8weeks):</b>" mine always looked like that - normal. its the fat"</blockquote>




That's good to know, thanks!

☼ M Due November 25 (boy); Clearwater, 528 posts
30th Jan '13

I know this is an old post, but just wanted to say it's normal and it happens because breast milk isn't pasteurized! So the fat "floats" lol!

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting ☼ M
☼ M Due November 25 (boy); Clearwater, 528 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting kate♥[j&a]:" Ok thank you! That's helpful. I was a little concerned it might have went bad somehow. It's too much hard work pumping to throw any away."


No problem! And I completely understand! It's like throwing away gold ;)

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting ☼ M