Feeding your baby cold breast milk. Is it okay?

Heather - posted on 04/27/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old son will only take freshly pumped milk. I am getting ready to go back to work and would like to stock the freezer with frozen milk. Any which way I warm it, he refuses and when I taste it, it always tastes a little sour. I've tried counter thawing, cold water, warm water, hot water. I have yet to give it to him cold.

I'm looking to see if anyone knows if its okay to give your babe cold thawed breast milk. Any advice or opinion would be greatly appreciated. I need help with this one.

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Tiffany - posted on 04/27/2009

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cold milk is fine. my son is going to be 9 months, and he has drank cold milk since he was about 6 weeks, when i went back to work. my son is very inpatient, and when hes hungry, he wants it now. my fiancee doesnt like to hear him scream bloody murder while he tries to warm the bottle, so he just takes the thawed milk out of the fridge, pours it in a bottle, and there you go. and i also think it makes that bond between you and your baby better, because your baby knows, when mommy comes around, thats when i get the warm fresh milk, compared to when your partner or day care provider may be giving it to him/her.

Joanie - posted on 04/27/2009

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There is nothing that would harm him in cold milk, if he'll take it. The only reason to warm milk is to make it more like it is coming out of the breast. You can try mixing older milk with fresh milk to see if you can sneak it in and he may get used to it. Good luck.

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