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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 month old is sick with a cold and has completely lost interest in her baby food- is breast milk still enough to fill her up?
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
My breast are extremely sore from breast milk can running cold water on them help take away pain and swelling?
Yes: You can apply cold/ice packs to ease down the soreness/pain ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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