Anyone elses milk turn a funky yellow when frozen?

Danae - posted on 08/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My milk is a beautiful creamy white color when it is first pumped. In the fridge it tends to separate with a layer of cream on top. When reheated and shaken it is nice and white again. I freeze it immediately if it is going to be frozen and it turns a yellow color in the freezer. When thawed it is more yellow than it was before it was frozen. Is this normal?

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It's the fat from your nutritious raw milk. When you eat well (varied veggies) the fat in your milk is a deeper yellow color. Same as with cows who eat grass :)

Stacey - posted on 08/23/2009

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yep, it happens I freeze raw cows milk too. Unpasteurized raw milk does that. It's the fat from the milk

Kerin - posted on 08/23/2009

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yep..the yellow is all the fatty part. looks gross but its normal. sometimes it wouldnt happen at all. I was confused, but I guess the consistency changes feeding to feedings,

Melissa - posted on 08/23/2009

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I am pretty sure its normal. I've never had to pump or freeze, but I was going to regular breast feeding association meetings and I'm sure they said it was normal for it to turn yellow.

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