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Letting breast milk go bad. Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
27th Apr '13

How do you make someone who is ignorant about how hard it is to EBF understand the importance of not letting breast milk go bad? My mom is keeping my daughter on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays while I work. I send her with two and a half eight ounce bottles of milk. Last week, she left one of the bottles out with 3 ounces still in it all day long and it went bad. I told her she can't do that. It's hard for me to get it, and It has to be refridgerated after she feeds Dd. Okay. Well, today she told me that they went up to her church and Dd was sleeping and she left the diaper bad in the car for an hour. So when they got home, she used a different bottle just in case. I asked if she put it in the fridge when she got home... Nope! There was still 5 ounces in the bottle which is a whole feeding for Dd! She just doesn't get it! She didn't BF any of us. She doesn't understand how stressful it is for me always worrying that Dd is going to want more than what I have pumped or how much time it takes to get it. It's not like I can just run up to the store and get more. It's so frustrating!!!!!

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
27th Apr '13

I would just start sending 4oz frozen bags, that way they won't go bad.

Mason & Carmen's Mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3061 posts
status 27th Apr '13

I don't think you can refrigerate the milk.. especially if shes already drank some of it.. I would send her 4oz in a bottle so it dosn't get wasted. My DD is 8mo and thats what I do wen someone does watch which is hardly eveer lol

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mason & Carmen's Mommy:</b>" I don't think you can refrigerate the milk.. especially if shes already drank some of it.. I would send ... [snip!] ... her 4oz in a bottle so it dosn't get wasted. My DD is 8mo and thats what I do wen someone does watch which is hardly eveer lol"</blockquote>



Yes, you can't put it back once it's been used.



I send frozen milk, or four 4oz bottles with lo

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mason & Carmen's Mommy:</b>" I don't think you can refrigerate ... [snip!] ... lol"</blockquote> Yes, you can't put it back once it's been used. I send frozen milk, or four 4oz bottles with lo"


i thought you could since it has natural bacteria and stuff unlike formula?

Mason & Carmen's Mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3061 posts
status 27th Apr '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mason & Carmen's Mommy:</b>" I don't think you can refrigerate ... [snip!] ... lol"</blockquote> Yes, you can't put it back once it's been used. I send frozen milk, or four 4oz bottles with lo"


yea me too, all my frozen bags r just 4oz..and she barley drinks all that in one sitting.
didn't think so.. :)

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
27th Apr '13

I'd premade bottles. Send each with 2-4 oz. that's what I did for my mom. I'd have her do a 4 oz. then if dd wanted more she could open a 2 oz. that way not much if any was wasted.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I love Kenzi:</b>" i thought you could since it has natural bacteria and stuff unlike formula? "</blockquote>




No it's the bacteria from the babies mouth.

Mason & Carmen's Mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3061 posts
status 27th Apr '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I love Kenzi:</b>" i thought you could since it has natural ... [snip!] ... since it has natural bacteria and stuff unlike formula? "</blockquote> No it's the bacteria from the babies mouth."


this :!:
same reason for fomula

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
27th Apr '13

i never did it lol. I only pumped a few times and she always drank it all

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
27th Apr '13

Split the bottles up into 4oz bottles. Once the bottle has been used it cannot be used again because of the bacteria in LOs mouth. When I left DD with my dad so I could work I left him several 3-4oz bags of frozen milk so he didn't have to worry. My mom BF though and he tried giving one of my brothers formula and learned the hard way EBF do NOT take formula they just spit it out so he wouldn't watch her unless I had at least a 3oz bag for every 2 hours he had to have her lol.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
27th Apr '13

Uggghhh I didn't know any of that. :evil: DD clusterfeeds, even with a bottle. Why is this SO hard?! :(

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
27th Apr '13
Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" But then I just found this... http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/reusing-expressedmilk/"

That seems like a lot to think about. I would just send smaller bottles and your mom can make bottles as needed or the storage bags work great for storing and freezing milk and you can pour out what you need and there are measurements right there on the bags.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jeeper:</b>" That seems like a lot to think about. I would just send smaller bottles and your mom can make bottles ... [snip!] ... work great for storing and freezing milk and you can pour out what you need and there are measurements right there on the bags."</blockquote>



I plan on it. It's just that my mom tends to be somewhat scatterbrained when it comes to details, so I'm all worried this is going to be difficult for her. I try and make things as easy as possible for her. Lol.