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jessnic 03-27-2012 05:42 PM

Microwave for Lipase Issues??
Hey Mamas! I am staying in a hotel for a while waiting to move into my new house this Friday. I would love to be able to pump and store my milk for my son so that I could have a babysitter for at least part of the unpacking fiasco. I don't have access to a stove, and I can't just store my milk because it goes bad in a few hours in the fridge due to lipase.

Can I use a microwave for lipase issues and if so, how???

Thank you mamas!!

songbird516 03-27-2012 06:17 PM

Re: Microwave for Lipase Issues??
microwaving breastmilk denatures the milk quite a bit. I have no idea how a microwave could help lipase issues, though. I just know that microwaves tend to destroy nutrients, and that's why you're not ever supposed to microwave breastmilk.

jessnic 03-28-2012 09:04 AM

I know it kills a lot of the benefits but so does scalding it. I just wish a,microwave could keep the lipase from spoiling the milk :(

bcb1961 03-28-2012 10:16 AM

Re: Microwave for Lipase Issues??
I'm sure microwaving will to the same thing as heating on the stove, but I don't know how long or anything. I actually searched for the same thing when I was pumping, but I didn't find anything.

Could the babysitter just bring you the baby when he gets hungry?

momof3boys1girl 03-29-2012 12:42 PM

Re: Microwave for Lipase Issues??
And your lo wont take a bottle with the liapse? Some babies dont mind it. I would try that route before scolding it. Maybe if it is warmed up enough they wont mind.

jessnic 03-29-2012 12:52 PM

He wont touch it at all. 24 hours in the fridge and the milk stinks like rotten fish! It is awful. It didnt start happening until he was 4 or 5 months old so I am just glad when I was pumping a lot and supplementing that we didnt have this problem.

bcb1961 03-29-2012 01:55 PM

Re: Microwave for Lipase Issues??

If you figure out a solution, post it here so the rest of us can benefit!

Pampered Mama 03-30-2012 04:19 AM

Re: Microwave for Lipase Issues??
I have lipase issues too, and found this- not microwave, but with a bottle warmer:

Scroll down for links to articles about why not to microwave- it IS different than scalding on the stove.

ncfjj 03-30-2012 06:28 PM

Lipase doesn't actually spoil it, it just makes it taste and smell funny.

eliz7 03-31-2012 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by ncfjj
Lipase doesn't actually spoil it, it just makes it taste and smell funny.

It makes mine completely undrinkable:( Like can't get the taste out of your mouth, dry heave horrible. So in my case, I would call it spoiled. Not even my yellow lab would drink it:giggle:

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