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OK this probably may sound weird. But oh well, here goes.
I'm nursing my third baby. Although I breastfed my first two for about three years each, I have NEVER until now pumped. My current baby has some health problems, and at times has required sedation, and been unable to eat for a few hours at a time, and so I bought a breastpump to use on those kind of occasions more to relieve engorgement than to save milk (as my baby has never been offered a bottle). So anyways, fast forward to today. Baby has been refusing my right breast all day, leading to one big swollen right breast. I thought 'aha, i'll pump'. And so I did. And for the first time, I thought I'd actually not dump the milk, but save it and maybe for sh*ts and giggles, offer some to her via bottle later on. So then I go to look at the milk in the fridge a couple hours later and low and behold it has chunkiness sticking to the sides of the bottle. No kidding, it looks like fat to me. Makes sense. But I had never given any thought to that and this is my first time looking at refrigerated breastmilk, so:
Is this what it is supposed to look like??? Kind of like the fat is separating? SO then if I warm it up and give it a little shake or stir will the fat re-integrate?