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Does anyone here do this? The idea appeals to me but I'm not sure how to go about it.Would you just do a straight substitution 1:1 for any recipie that calls for milk? Does it work the same for baking, sauces, etc? Any reason why I shouldn't do this for my whole family? (I have plenty of milk. any other reasons?)<br>
If you're doing it, what do you make? What are your experiences? And do you eat it yourself? I'm kinda weirded out by drinking my own milk. Seems somehow canabalistic. Thoughts?
 

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I did it a few times, when I would realize halfway through cooking we were out of milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
I just used my milk instead of cows milk, same amount, no changes to anything. Mothers milk is whole milk so I just used it as if it were whole cows milk and it worked out fine. Everything tasted fine, and yes I ate the food too. Not sure I'd want to sit down with a whole glass of my own milk, but all cooked up and mixed with other stuff (especially as a hungry nursing mom too frazzled to plan meals well!) I never thought twice about it.
 

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You could do it, but I haven't. Heating/cooking it would destroy some of the nutrients in the BM, plus it's very sweet so I imagine it would change the flavor of a lot of dishes. It also has a different fat content and would probably act differently in baked goods.<br><br>
If anything, you could add it to things that you wouldn't cook that much, like maybe right before serving a creamy soup, mixed into a dip, or served it in your coffee?<br><br>
I personally don't drink/use my own milk because I feel it's specially made and tailored for DD, not for me, so I almost feel selfish consuming any, like I'm stealing from her or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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The only thing I've ever done with it is to mix w/foods (mashed banana, avocado, things like sweet potatoes or squash, or porridge) for my kids when they were babes just starting to experiment with solids.<br><br>
I know some folks have made yogurt with it, though, so that idea might interest you. Or, I bet it would be nice in smoothies for your little ones. I too am/was a little weirded out about consuming it myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 
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