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Have you tried your own milk?

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Flossam Fri 04-Feb-05 16:44:00

I haven't but someone was talking about it on another thread. I don't know that I fancy it much, DP used to say he was going to try when I was pregnant, very quickly changed his mind when baby arrived! So have you?

scotlou Fri 04-Feb-05 16:48:19

I had a lick once! That is, I'd expressed some and squeezed a tiny drop onto my hand and licked it off. Very sweet! Also, used to mix breastmilk with baby rice etc when weaning and would occasionally try that to test temperature. Didn't like it though!

triceratops Fri 04-Feb-05 16:53:38

Yes very sweet and foul really. I can't belive people bf for months and never even taste what their baby is mad for, one taste is enough though. Didnt chinese emperors drink it into their late teens or something though or is that just a myth?

mummylonglegs Fri 04-Feb-05 16:58:05

I tasted it once and nearly gagged! Dp did taste a bit of expressed though, and used some in a coffee once when we'd run out of ordinary milk . He said it was wheaty and sweet and tasted very healthy. I think it's probably easier for others to taste than for us, something about your own body's secretions ...

jabberwocky Fri 04-Feb-05 17:09:38

I took a small taste. Sweet, not unpleasant at all but I felt a little odd doing it

iota Fri 04-Feb-05 17:10:19

it tastes a lot better than formula

IlanaK Fri 04-Feb-05 17:29:01

I have tasted mine - only a little, but thats because I find expressing so hard so didn't want to waste any. I find it really odd that people will feed it to their babies, but feel weird about drinking it themselves. If I could express more, I would have liked to taste more than a drop as I am gussing a proper swig would have tasted a bit different.

Gwenick Fri 04-Feb-05 17:31:32

I remeber having a little taste of mine when BF ds1 - it was awful! Can't believe he was so obsessed with the stuff. Personally thought the formula tasted better wth DS2 LOL

RosiePosie Fri 04-Feb-05 17:32:50

DH tells me it tastes like sweet milky tea

Twiglett Fri 04-Feb-05 17:33:33

Of course I've tasted it .. how can you not?

I licked a bit off my wrist once

how can you go through this stage and never do it?

jabberwocky Fri 04-Feb-05 17:34:13

On a "Friends" episode someone said it tasted like canteloupe juice. I thought that was pretty accurate after trying mine.

suedonim Fri 04-Feb-05 17:45:41

Yes, I've licked up an escaped drop or two. It's very sweet.

Flossam Fri 04-Feb-05 17:55:29

I do find the whole secretions thing a bit yucky really. Probably cause of work, I have seen all sorts of secretions and know what the body can do! On the flip side, that maybe should make it easier to try. Sorry Twiglett! DS seems happy enough with what he's got and thats enough to keep me happy!

kazza3 Fri 04-Feb-05 18:11:28

I once ran out of milk and when builders needed tea/coffee I gave them sm that had been expressed in the fridge that was 13 years ago when I had my first haven't done anything like that since then

motherinferior Fri 04-Feb-05 18:41:39

I'm with Twiglett - how could you not, really?

posyhairdresser Fri 04-Feb-05 19:00:11

Of course. Not my vaginal secretions though. Yet.

moondog Fri 04-Feb-05 19:06:40

kazza, if only those builders knew-!
I have, because I felt obliged to. Hate ALL milk though.

hercules Fri 04-Feb-05 19:18:20

Never tried it. Really couldnt ever bring myself to. Dh had a big mouthful once (ooerr) when he was trying to get a beaker full of bm to work.

Yurtgirl Fri 04-Feb-05 19:22:28

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morningpaper Fri 04-Feb-05 19:29:00

I had to 'scald' my milk because I had lipase problems so it tasted foul if it wasn't scalded in a saucepan just after expressing it. DD never drank any though, despite me trying everything. Anyway one day I had heated up a load in a pan and I thought - damn it, she won't drink it - so I made it into a big mug of hot chocolate and drank it myself.

prunegirl Fri 04-Feb-05 19:32:46

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Annner Fri 04-Feb-05 21:44:57

I've slurped any leftovers in the cup that DD couldn't manage. It tasted more "animal-y" than I had anticipated, and closer to sweetened cow's milk than I would like to think...

morningpaper Fri 04-Feb-05 21:56:37

Yes it's very sweet isn't it?

KristinaM Sat 05-Feb-05 13:55:25

Yes, its tastes like watered down carnation milk. Cant understand the yuck factor really [puzzled icon]

sweetkitty Sat 05-Feb-05 16:40:30

I've tasted it as well as has DP (expressed) sometimes you can't help taste it when she lets go and it squirts you in the face. I also had to taste it in the babyrice as well. It doesn't taste bad just really sweet.

Formula tastes horrible, well the one I tasted did. Some baby food jars taste awful too they smell like sick

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