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I'm going back to work next Monday greensad.gif and DH will be caring for DS while I'm gone. I've been freezing some milk to make a stash, and I assume that I should start using the oldest stuff first, right?  Well, I have a few bags of colostrum/early milk from the first week when I was trying to relieve my engorgement. Is this ok to feed my almost 2mo? Should I dilute it with bm? 

 

I'd hate to toss it, but I don't want to make him feel unwell. Thanks! 


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If it's, been frozen less than the strangers amt of time (less than 3 months to be safe) it should be fine. I would mix it with freshly expressed milk though, because bm changes comp with baby's needs. Unless it's spoiled I can't imagine it would make him sick ?

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Colostrum is wonderful! I can't see any reason not to give it, unless you want to keep it for when baby has a cold. Good luck for your first days at work!

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Thanks for the feedback, ladies!


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I've been freezing some milk to make a stash, and I assume that I should start using the oldest stuff first, right?


I attend a "lactation lounge" (ie. support group) for breastfeeding mamas that's led by an IBCLC. She always makes a point of telling the working/pumping mamas to give their babies the fresh milk pumped the previous work day instead of frozen. That way they're getting the current antibodies and full nutrition of fresh milk. To keep the frozen milk from going bad maybe you could cycle out a single bottle of frozen milk once in a while?

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I attend a "lactation lounge" (ie. support group) for breastfeeding mamas that's led by an IBCLC. She always makes a point of telling the working/pumping mamas to give their babies the fresh milk pumped the previous work day instead of frozen. That way they're getting the current antibodies and full nutrition of fresh milk. To keep the frozen milk from going bad maybe you could cycle out a single bottle of frozen milk once in a while?
I hope your return to work goes smoothly!

 

That makes a lot of sense, thanks for the input.
 

 


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