questions from the blogroll: “sour milk/nasty formula triple whammy!”

This week we got an email from a reader looking for feeding advice for her daughter. While we have gathered some resources on eating/feeding, we thought “Who better than the blogroll to go to for advice?” So here we are folks – can you help?

The (Once) Bunless Oven wrote to us with this question:

Hi girls!

I hope you can help me – I’m currently struggling with the triple whammy of a baby with a dairy/soy allergy, breastmilk that is souring on storing (fresh or frozen) and an allergen-friendly formula that my little girl won’t drink. Eeek!!

I posted about this the other day and would *really* appreciate the advice and support of the awesome PAIL community. I’m sure there are women out there who’ve struggled with a situation like this. I’d love to hear from them.

Thanks! xx

What say you? Any words of advice? Have you written about this previously? Do you know of any resources that could help a mama out?

Please head over with any helpful advice! We will leave comments open here too for sharing of stories and resources as we are sure other families are (or  have) struggled with this as well. Thanks for sharing!


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  1. I think scalding just after pumping is a way to stop the souring because it damages the enzyme that causes the sour (note: I base this on my time living on a dairy farm where some milk just sours fast and needs pasteurizing immediately or it’s worthless, and Kelly Mom’s article below). You can microwave water to boiling and dip bottles in the water, or it’s better to do a hot water bath on the stove until you get tiny bubbles in the milk, then I’d suggest an ice water bath until cool (or the freezer if you’re out and about).

  2. Always check with La Leche League with breastfeeding questions-
    Also, I found a similar question with answer comments on
    Check out formula makers sites as well:
    Enfamil has some diet sensitivity formulas:
    HOWEVER: always check with your doctor first, or a lactation specialist!
    Good luck!

  3. I was coming over here to mention scalding and I see it’s already been addressed! I had to do it too– my milk was coming out of the freezer smelling soapy. It’s still safe to drink, but most babies turn up their little noses at it. I scalded my milk for about a month, but then we stopped bothering since 1) we were donating all our freezer milk anyways, 2) the milk bank wouldn’t take milk that had been scalded, and 3) the private donation family had twins who didn’t mind the flavor, so it was easier not to and they got the full benefit of the active cultures.

    I hope you got some of the information you were looking for here! 🙂


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