Sarah - posted on 08/14/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Ok I recently started saving some breastmilk in the freezer for my 8 month old daughter, just for occasional use, 2 ml or so in each little bag. Now when I take a bag out of the freezer to use, I thaw it out in a bowl of hot water. Sometimes within 10-15 min after thawing, it seems the milk gets bad, like it starts to make tiny lumps inside and smells sort of sour, so I throw it out. What am I doing wrong? I mean, she will usually just sort of play with the bottle for a while before she drinks it... since she usually breastfeeds and doesn't normally use a bottle, she uses a sippy cup for water... am I thawing it out too fast, is the water too hot? What are the guidelines for freezing/storing/thawing breastmilk? Whats happening doesn't make sense... I don't want to keep wasting my breastmilk like this, so I need some help asap!