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Is it possible that my breast milk is bad?

Is it possible that my breast milk is bad?

Maybe: If there are drugs in the milk from your own system, possibly. Otherwise, unlikely. ...Read more

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Are plastic bags for breast milk bad?

Glass is better: Make sure your bags are bpa free. Glass bottles are much less toxic. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

No: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories. Most moms with excess breast milk just freeze it for use later when their babies are weaned off the breast, but surely some frozen milk gets wasted (thrown away). ...Read more

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How long can breast milk be stored in the fridge for before it goes bad?

How long can breast milk be stored in the fridge for before it goes bad?

Up to 8days32to39 F: You can keep up to 8 days at temp32to39 degree farenheit or 0to3.9 c for up to 2 weeks in freezer compartment inside the frodge and 6to12 months in a freezer that is self contained on top, bottom or side or the fridge and is kept at 0 degree f or --18 degree store the milk in back of the freezer and not in the door.To thaw the milk you can move in to fridge and it takes 24 hours to thaw;use sameday. ...Read more

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Can you make a cup of tea using breast milk? Would this be bad for adults to drink their own milk?

Can you make a cup of tea using breast milk? Would this be bad for adults to drink their own milk?

You can for tea but: No it is not healthy for adults as it is high in chlesterol and it is high in cholesterol as babies benefit from high cholesterol levels, thats why synthetic infant formulas are beginning to include fatty acids as well.But what is good for the babies is not good for adults.Secondly breast milk also is high in sugar which is lactose. ...Read more

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During the breastfeeding,can i get a sunbathe? will it have some bad influence on the breast milk or baby? thanks.

During the breastfeeding,can i get a sunbathe? will it have some bad influence on the breast milk or baby? thanks.

Well.... : Let's discuss two types of influence here, direct and indirect. In terms of direct influence to breast milk and baby from sunbathing, no there are no concerns. However, there is an indirect effect on baby of your sunbathing. You may not be around in the future to care for her if you get malignant melanoma or other deadly skin cancers! Congrats on doing a great job breastfeeding your baby! ...Read more

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Is it bad to not have breast milk when 37 weeks pregnant?

Is it bad to not have breast milk when 37 weeks pregnant?

Breast milk: No, not at all. At this point of your pregnancy, you will only have colostrum. Regular breast milk will start production after your baby is delivered. Frequent nursing will induce more milk production. ...Read more

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How to dry up breast milk?

How to dry up breast milk?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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How can I ship breast milk?

Yes you can: Apparently if you do it properly you can ship it. If frozen you can keep it frozen with dry ice or if you want it refrigerated use gel packs. Ship it overnight with one of the express carriers and make sure they are aware of the contents. ...Read more

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Tips to reduce breast milk?

Tips to reduce breast milk?

3 main plans: Some prefer a quick method, bind up with super sized ace wrap & or pre-pregnancy bra & stop all feeds.You are miserable for a while but it works. Some drop one feeding a day until their supply drops off. Some use the baby or a breast pump to soften the the breast when it gets painful but but only enough to release the pressure while supplementing baby for the rest of the feeding. ...Read more