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I know this sounds funny.<br><br>
However, I was out walking with my babe in our new babytrekker, and put her bottle in the thoughtfully provided pocket on the front....<br><br>
Well, four miles later, I swear to you, there was butter floating on the milk, presumably from the jostling. (I think I remember that pioneers used to just put the cream on the side of their wagon and it would turn into butter, or something like that).<br><br>
Which has gotten me thinking...I'd like to wean my daughter off the bottle around 12-15months, but she won't take EBM in anything OTHER than a bottle, sooooooo...<br><br>
I was thinking maybe I could "sneak" EBM into normal every day foods, but am wondering how that would work. I pump for the nutrients/antibodies for her, so I don't want anything that would completely negate that....anyone know how/if you can make yogurt or cheese from your breastmilk without destroying all the nutrients/antibodies, or is it just a lost cause. LOL
 

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It wasn't butter floatig on the milk, but rather the fat had separated from the rest of the milk. Breastmilk is not homogenized, so the fats separate from the "whey"<br><br>
It will not churn into butter, and any cooking and additional enzymes, as required to make cheese or yogurt, would kill the fragile nutrients.<br><br>
It is best straight from the tap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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i separated the cream (the stuff that rose to the top) from a few bottles until i had enough then followed online directions and made butter out of it. just for fun. it was a lot of work and gave me very, very little butter, but it was an interesting experiment. not worth it if you actually want dairy products though, imo.<br>
oh, and making yogurt would kill the good enzymes because you have to heat it to make yogurt.
 

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When my DD was 8-9 mos. she started rejecting EBM, especially if was the frozen milk from her donor-mama. I really wanted to keep getting BM into her (I EP'ed and supplemented, long story) and considered the cheese-yogurt-butter ideas. But as PP's said it destroys lots of the good stuff.<br><br>
My solution? Smoothies and popscicles! I'd mix about 6oz bm with a chunk of banana and a few peach slices and voila! She'd gobble it up.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When my DD was 8-9 mos. she started rejecting EBM, especially if was the frozen milk from her donor-mama. I really wanted to keep getting BM into her (I EP'ed and supplemented, long story) and considered the cheese-yogurt-butter ideas. But as PP's said it destroys lots of the good stuff.<br><br>
My solution? Smoothies and popscicles! I'd mix about 6oz bm with a chunk of banana and a few peach slices and voila! She'd gobble it up.</div>
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Oooh! I like that idea...she loves fruits! (gawd, the girl could eat a bag of organic blueberries in about two days if I let her)...Excellent idea! Thank you sooooo much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I thought anything to make yogurt/cheese/etc. would kill the good nutrients, but I figured I'd see if anyone else had ideas.<br><br>
To PP:<br><br>
I know it's best from the tap, but we've had to supplement from the beginning (long sad story), and she rejected the breast completely at around three months, and I've been pumping since she was a week old. And I know the fat separates from the whey (I see it all the time in the fridge). When I say "butter", I mean it had turned chunky after our walk, not just separated. It was kinda cool. LOL
 

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I was thinking to do the same thing with the EBM. I did actually try to make yogurt with the ebm and my yogurt maker. Well, It did not work, sadly (and the 16oz of bm down the drain) I tried it with whole cows milk first, just to make sure I knew how to do it, and it worked. But with the bm, it didnt. I actually didnt only heated up the yogurt high enough to add the starter, not to the recommended 160 or so degrees (I didn t want to kill the "good" stuff, plus I know some people use raw milk and dont heat it to make yogurt. I figure, the ebm right from the tap doesnt have "bad" bacteria, so why heat it) My husband has dairy sensitivities, so I dont want dd to have regular yogurt. But, I want to give her the benefits of yogurt. If you figure out something, let me know. I may try it once more and add non-dairy powdered milk to thicken it (it came out really watery). I know that is what some people on here recommend when making low-fat yogurt (it thickens the yogurt)
 
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