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defrosted EBM smells different to fresh?

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Dildals Fri 04-Apr-14 11:12:51

OK. Slightly random question, but I have wondered about this for ages.

When I defrost my expressed breastmilk it always smells different to the freshly expressed stuff. When I give it to my baby she always pulls a face as if it is not v nice (but she might just not like bottle).

I have heard that with some people their breast milk changes in taste after freezing.

Does your defrosted EBM smell differently too?

CityDweller Fri 04-Apr-14 14:10:08

Google 'excess lipase' in breastmilk. I have this issue - if I just freeze bm it tastes gross when defrosted. Similarly, mine only lasts about 24 hrs in the fridge before tasting horrid (and my DD won't touch it). There's a way around it - you need to scald the milk before freezing it. Sounds like a pain, but it takes about 30 secs to heat milk in small pan until you see little bubbles begin to form at edges. Then cool quickly and either freeze or put in fridge.

Dildals Fri 04-Apr-14 22:20:49

Thanks! Learn smth new every day ...

ALittleFaith Fri 04-Apr-14 22:36:46

I had this problem too. Took me ages to work out why DD was screwing her nose up at defrosted milk!

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