my lo is 10 months old. she's in childcare and has always taken a bottle well. for the last couple of weeks she's only been drinking about half of each bottle and it's been tough to get her to take that. i assumed it was because of an ear infection she was getting over and the fact that she was cutting a tooth. she has been nursing just fine.
i've got a huge freezer stash and thawed milk for the first time yesterday to send to childcare today (because of the holiday i hadn't been pumping).
well, she was hard to feed again so i tasted a bit of it and it tasted horrible! it was that soapy taste. i just froze this milk last week and it wasn't old when i froze it.
seems like lipase, but as far as i know it's never been an issue with fresh milk, even if i push it to about 6 days past pumping. but i don't taste my milk regularly because she's always taken it just fine.
i started to freak that my whole stash was bad and so i thawed milk from 4 months ago and tasted it. it tasted soapy too. AGH!!!!!!!!!!
any clue what's going on here?
could my milk only go "bad" only after it was frozen?
has it always been lipase-y? if so, why is she just refusing it now?
i donate my milk to the local milk bank so now i'm worried about that. will they still take it if i've identified a lipase issue? i've already donated 2 gallons!