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Name: SamanthaLynn
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I had a very bad delivery and was unable to keep Owen breastfeeding yet I've been pumping so he can still get breastmilk. But when I pour the milk I've pumped into a bottle it seems to have clumps of milk in it. And then last night after feeding him my breast milk (we've also been using formula to keep up with him eating) he threw up three times.... Is there something wrong with my milk?! I wanted to cry because I feel like I'm making him sick... please HELP!!
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Name: sapslucymom | Date: Jun 7th, 2007 1:10 AM
Was that the first time he threw up after foumula? If so try again and see if he does it again. If he does he is more than likely allergic to cow's milk. It is highly unlikely that he is reacting to your milk. As far as the clumps go do you let it sit in the fridge or on the counter a while before you let him take it or do you give it immediately? 

Name: mamal | Date: Jun 7th, 2007 1:53 PM
Storage guidelines
Temperature Storage Time
Freshly expressed milk
Warm room 79F / 25C 4-6 hours
Room temperature 66-72F / 19-22C 10 hours
Insulated cooler / icepacks 60F / 15C 24 hours
Refrigerated Milk (Store at back, away from door)
Refrigerator (fresh milk) 32-39F / 0-4C 8 days
Refrigerator (thawed milk) 32-39F / 0-4C 24 hours
Frozen Milk (Do not refreeze! Store at back, away from door/sides)
Freezer compartment
inside refrigerator (older-style) Varies 2 weeks
Self-contained freezer unit
of a refrigerator/freezer Varies 3-6 months
Separate deep freeze 0F / 19C 6-12 months
These guidelines are for milk expressed for a full-term healthy baby.
If baby is seriously ill and/or hospitalized, discuss storage guidelines with babys doctor.

To avoid waste and for easier thawing & warming, store milk in 1-4 ounce portions. Date milk before storing. Milk from different pumping sessions/days may be combined in one container use the date of the first milk expressed.

Breastmilk is not spoiled unless it smells really bad or tastes sour.

To thaw milk

Thaw slowly in the refrigerator (this takes about 12 hours try putting it in the fridge the night before you need it). Avoid letting milk sit out at room temperature to thaw.
For quicker thawing, hold container under running water - start cool and gradually increase temperature.
Previously frozen milk may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours after it has finished thawing. Do not refreeze.

To warm milk

Heat water in a cup or other small container, then place frozen milk in the water to warm; or
Use a bottle warmer.
NEVER microwave human milk or heat it directly on the stove.
The cream will rise to the top of the milk during storage. Gently swirl milk (do not shake) to mix before checking temperature and offering to baby.

If baby does not finish milk at one feeding, it may be refrigerated and offered at the next feeding before it is discarded.


do not think there is something wrong with your milk but check out the above info on breastmilk storage. If it makes you feel better you can strain your milk into the bottle??
If it is the formula which it very well could be you can cut that out. Formula is much harsher on the digestion system then breastmilk. Their little bodies are built to digest breastmilk. You really don't have to supplement with formula your child does truly get enough breastmilk from you to grow. I am going to bump up the thread is my baby getting enough milk, this may put you at ease. This way if it is the formula you can cut it out and just stick with breastmilk. 

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