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Is it ok to have cold breast milk?

Is it ok to have cold breast milk?

Yes: It's traditional to warm breast milk or formula before feeding it to a baby, but honestly there's no particular reason either can't be served cold. Babies might not take to it at first if they're used to the warm stuff, and i imagine warm milk is more like nursing, so maybe more comforting... But there's no crucial reason to warm the contents of a bottle. ...Read more

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Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

No: This is not true. Cold drinks and foods have no effect on quality or quantity of milk supply. Copious fluids help increase the milk supply. Congrats, Nico on the baby :) ...Read more

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How long after catching a cold does your body make antibodies so that thy can be passed through breast milk? I got a cold and don't want baby sick.

How long after catching a cold does your body make antibodies so that thy can be passed through breast milk? I got a cold and don't want baby sick.

7 days: Is the expected time to make antibodies though you body is working on them as soon as you are sick. With good hand hygiene I do not feel you have to stay away from your child. ...Read more

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Mother affected with cough n cold. . Does this pass to child through breast milk?

Mother affected with cough n cold. . Does this pass to child through breast milk?

No should not effect: Cough /cold is usually a viral infection can be bacterial. Mom can continue to breast feed if properly treated. ...Read more

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Is it ok to freeze breast milk?

Is it ok to freeze breast milk?

Yes: You can freeze your freshly pumped breastmilk for up to 3 months. It is best to keep it the back of your freezer to keep it very cold. Some report that if you have a separate deep freezer you may even keep it for longer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Yes: Sure. Just try to be sure you use just the amount of breast milk that you think your baby will need for the feeding as it should not be refrigerated or frozen again after it has been defrosted. It is not harmful to mix both together and feed the milk to your baby if you feel your baby needs more milk that you are able to provide for each feeding. ...Read more

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Is it ok to reheat breast milk more than once? If the baby didn't use it? Or should it be does right away?

Is it ok to reheat breast milk more than once?  If the baby didn't use it? Or should it be does right away?

You could, but:: Previously frozen milk that has been thawed can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. While there is limited evidence to date that milk thawed for a few hours may be refrozen, this results in further breakdown of milk components and loss of antimicrobial activity. The accepted practice is not to refreeze thawed milk. No research about timing of room temp milk "shelf life" (some say 1 hr). ...Read more

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