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My milk smells off

(11 Posts)
Jsa1980 Tue 23-Apr-13 08:20:18

Had my beautiful baby boy on Saturday and my milk came in last night. Baby is feeding well (touch wood) but my milk smells well horrible I've not eaten anything strange. Any suggestions?

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 23-Apr-13 09:46:17

Have you spoken to the mw?

Just curious to know how you know how it smells too.....

narmada Tue 23-Apr-13 10:48:10

are you expressing and feeding by bottle? If so it could be high lipase content in milk, gives it a kind of soapy taste/ smell.

Jsa1980 Tue 23-Apr-13 11:39:24

It smells sour. I can smell it on my breast pads. Midwife should be here later so I will ask

alienbanana Tue 23-Apr-13 11:42:37

The milk on your breast pads might smell a little sour, I remember that myself. If you express a little you might find it smells a bit different.

NatashaBee Tue 23-Apr-13 11:44:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TwitchyTail Tue 23-Apr-13 12:11:07

It's probably just gone sour in your breast pads. Soak a piece of cloth in cow's milk, carry it around in your armpit for a few hours, and see how good that smells grin Agree with the suggestion to express a bit (just into a cup by hand) and smell/taste it - I bet it's fine!

TwitchyTail Tue 23-Apr-13 12:12:18

ps congratulations on your baby smile

alienbanana Tue 23-Apr-13 12:15:29

Twitchy grin

Jsa1980 Tue 23-Apr-13 12:59:05

It was pretty much instant as my milk came in (didn't realise there would be so much!) will express some and give it a sniff....

Jsa1980 Tue 23-Apr-13 16:52:41

Apparently it's normal for it to be a bit sour smelling! Nice feel so attractive at the moment and now I smell!

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