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Feeding very early milk later on

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PetrovaFossil1 Wed 07-Sep-16 13:45:53


I have a 5 month old DS - when I first started feeding I had a big oversupply so I have loads of frozen milk from his early days which is about to expire.

The milk looks very yellow (I guess richer/more colostrum than my milk now?)

Is there any issue with feeding this to DS in a bottle now? Should I 'dilute' it with fresh milk?

tiktok Fri 09-Sep-16 11:47:10

It will be absolutely fine.

It might possibly be more colostrum-rich than your current milk, but this will not be in any way harmful.

You could dilute if you wanted to, and that would be fine, too, but you don't need to.

PotOfYoghurt Fri 09-Sep-16 11:51:21

Tiktok's words on breastfeeding are basically gospel.

PetrovaFossil1 Fri 09-Sep-16 12:46:14

Thanks both!

Orsono Fri 09-Sep-16 13:24:59

Just a thought, but if you have more than you can use, you could look into donating it to a milk bank at a hospital. I don't know if the length of time it's been frozen is an issue, but I know they like to give newborns in NICU colostrum-rich milk if they can, and I'd imagine it doesn't get donated so often.

PetrovaFossil1 Sat 10-Sep-16 00:53:00

Oh that's a good idea. I'm not in the UK so don't know if such things exist here but will look into it!

PetrovaFossil1 Sun 11-Sep-16 01:17:56

Just to update, of course you were right. He guzzled it down no problems

tiktok Sun 11-Sep-16 07:52:27

smile smile

WellErrr Sun 11-Sep-16 07:55:59

It'll be good for him.

Or you could sell it to body builders for £££££s grin

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