To not want to try my breast milk???

(63 Posts)
ItsNovemberFFS Sun 25-Nov-12 21:31:22

FFS.

A couple of my friends are surprised that I haven't tried it. Why the hell would I want to?

trixymalixy Sun 25-Nov-12 23:11:48

I tried dairy free formula numericalmum. I ended up bfing DS until he was 2 as he wouldn't take it and after trying it I didn't want him to have it either!!! Vile, vile stuff.

I tried a drop of my breast milk, very sweet as others have said.

Lockedout434 Mon 26-Nov-12 00:01:48

M

NervousAt20 Mon 26-Nov-12 00:03:15

I've not tried mine and won't

babyboomersrock Mon 26-Nov-12 00:14:56

I don't see how you can avoid tasting it - even a tiny drop licked off your finger. It's sweet and tastes nothing like formula; in fact, I tasted formula recently and it was just not very...milky. Weird.

I breast-fed all four of my children and none of them has a particularly sweet tooth in adulthood, but it's something I used to wonder about. Obviously nature recognises that a nice sweet food is attractive to a newborn.

I don't like it, formulas awful too

djelibeybi Mon 26-Nov-12 00:32:41

If you are curious enough to want to taste it; feel free.

If you don't want to try it; don't.

It is your choice. Nobody should make you feel bad about it.

On a slightly related note: there is no excuse for the dinner ladies that forced me to eat boiled cabbage. I hope they all died long, slow, miserable deaths, preferably from painful, embarrassing and humiliating diseases.

Isn't cow's milk pus? That's pretty disgusting really. At least you know what's gone into your own milk by looking at what you've been eating.

Morloth Mon 26-Nov-12 07:01:18

My breastmilk was lovely. Tasted like rockmelon. I also accidently tasted a friends (was babysitting, making up a bottle, spilled some and licked my arm before I realised what I was doing), hers was much creamier tasting than mine but still fine.

Formula however tasted like shit, yuck.

I can't do milk anymore. It grosses me out to think I am drinking the milk of another species. For some bizarre reason though yoghurt, cheese, butter and even cream are fine. But milk makes me want to chuck. Doesn't make any sense at all.

I don't think it is a rule that you have to try it though.

MummyPig24 Mon 26-Nov-12 08:22:50

I don't like cows milk and don't drink that so I don't have any desire to drink my own breastmilk either. I licked a droplet off my hand but that was enough!
Haven't tried formula, mainly because it smells vile. A friend of mine used to test the temperature of her babies bottles by having a swig through the teat. Boak.

TheCountessOlenska Mon 26-Nov-12 08:38:52

I hate to say it, because I am a big fan of breastfeeding/ breastmilk, but the idea of trying mine made me feel squeamish. I never had much luck expressing, maybe if I'd expressed a nice glass of it and put it in the fridge . .. but not a dribble direct from my nipple!

DD loved it though which was the main thing. I expect mine tasted of cake and red wine as that was all that got my through the first two years blush

^ haha cake and red wine grin

It's probably different for different people, the taste I mean. Apparently you either have a gene or you don't which affects the way cucumber tastes to you- either it's bitter or not.
I love cucumber, all my dad's side of the family do! not bitter for me

SamuelWestsMistress Mon 26-Nov-12 12:11:00

I neveranaged to taste it but I used to love the smell in my breast pads!

SamuelWestsMistress Mon 26-Nov-12 12:11:14

Never managed

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