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milk proteins in breast milk
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:38:25 am »
I had saved up a stash of bm so that DH could give bottles or whomever else when needed.  But now I am on an elimination diet, so that stash is pretty useless. :(  I am still pumping every day, so we can give 1 bottle, yet I still have plenty leftover.  But is it a waste at this point?  I have been off dairy since Friday and it is Tuesday.  How long does the protein stay in bm?  If I have milk from today, can I freeze it and use it next week or the week after?  Or should I dump it at this point?  It is so disappointing that I have all of this milk and can't use it.
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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 11:06:22 am »
The milk protein isn't going anywhere from the frozen milk, sorry. Freezing doesn't change the protein content. :(

There are so few breast milk donation programs in the States, but you can call around and see if anyone will accept a donation. Start perhaps with the local hospital?

Not sure about new milk you're already producing, tho....
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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 11:23:34 am »
The milk protein isn't going anywhere from the frozen milk, sorry. Freezing doesn't change the protein content.
Right, this is why I am disappointed in my wasted stash.

What I don't understand is if milk protein is still in my body and therefore still in my BM at this point.
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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 11:26:08 am »
I want to say it takes like 2 weeks for milk proteins to clear the body?

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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 11:33:56 am »
OK, thanks!
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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 14:18:30 pm »
Yup 2 wks to clear out of your body!!!


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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 19:04:57 pm »
Hmm explains a bit. Sid is still puking 3 days after me eating fish pie with milk in it. I missed it so much!

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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 03:55:28 am »
Hey mmom,

Yes, general rule of thumb is that it takes up to 2 weeks for the milk protein to get out of your system, (then up to another 2 weeks to get out of your LO's system).

Big big (((hugs))) it is SO disheartening to get rid of that stored BM.  I had to dump loads of it (couldn't donate because I was on meds as well that donation centers wouldn't accept) and it stunk!

As deb mentioned donating to hospitals/centers is a great idea.  I couldn't donate mine because of a med I was on at the time, but perhaps it would be an option for you?

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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 12:13:50 pm »
It has been 1 month since I stopped bf and the milk is still in my freezer. :-[  I haven't gotten around to getting rid of it.  I also haven't called the hospitals to see if they can use it, which is irresponsible.  i don't know if they would take it at this point.  I had so much going on at the time and couldn't face it.
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Re: milk proteins in breast milk
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 12:21:46 pm »
I've got a huge stash too... its dairy milk free but not gluten free --- blah!