So I cried over spilt milk today. I have been giving Nicholas bottles of BM the past couple of days because he eats more and I am trying to spread out his feedings so he sleeps longer at night. I had just pumped 5 oz of BM and put it on the counter. Well long story short it spilt all over the floor. I should of been more upset over losing that much BM but I was more upset that my LO hadn't eaten in over 3 hours and my breasts were empty. So luckily I have been storing about 6oz of BM a day. I pulled out one in the freezer and warmed it only to realize it was bad. Nicholas wouldn't drink it. It hadnt even been frozen for a month and I usually freeze right after I pump it. I pulled out one that I had just stuck in the freezer this morning and that was bad too. Bad as in smelled like BO and was sour. Yes I had to taste it. I almost threw up. LOL. It usually is pretty sweet so I knew it was bad. So I had to end up giving him 2 oz of formula because he was so hungry and he drank it which was surprising since ha has never had formula before. So I am thinking all the BM I froze is bad which is over 200 oz (
So my question is.. what am I doing wrong when i freeze the my milk?? I put it in those bags that are designed for storage. It only sits out for less then 3 hours and never more then a day in the fridge and most of the time I freeze right after I pump. The freezer I put it in is an outdoor freezer and is on the coldest setting. We hardley ever open it, maybe twice a week. All the BM is in the back of the freezer too. The oldest bag of BM is probably 6 weeks old. So what is going on? I am afraid I have to throw it all away and I am not sure if I should freeze anymore since it is al going bad. I have read everything about storing BM so I am not sure what is going on. Any advice?
Sounds like you might have an issue with excess lipase in your milk ... not a problem with storing it. From what I've read, you have to scald the milk before freezing it, so that it doesn't go bad like that.
DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11
I think Dana's right. I never pump anymore but did a lot with my first. I noticed the same thing, luckily my DS never seemed to mind. The milk is not bad though so even if your DS wont drink it look into donating it.