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Old 08-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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what should I do with this milk?

I pumped yesterday morning and put it in the fridge. Pumped again this morning and put it in the fridge. I got a total of 2oz each time. They were in seperate containers. A friend came over today to watch my boys while I went for a bike ride. She put some milk from one of the containers into a bottle but DS didn't want it. So, it's in the bottle (breastflow) in the fridge. Can I mix with the other milk and freeze it? Should I just keep it in the fridge and see if he'll take it tonight. I just don't think he was hungry at the time she offered it, but I do think he's not happy with the source. He's only had a few bottles. The first 2 he took just fine but it was awhile before an opportunity came up for him to need another one so I guess he just wants to refuse it. No biggie, as it's rare he's away from me, but DH would like a back up for the weekends when we trade off and go for bike rides. I would be able to go longer than just an hour if he would take a bottle.

Anyway, I guess that got a little long. Back to my original question. What should I do with the milk?

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: what should I do with this milk?

Do you know if he drank any of the bottle attempted? If so I would be less likely to freeze that portion but freeze the other half. Save the started bottle in the frig for today or tomorrow.
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I don't think he drank any of it. I'll just save it and let DH try to give it to him tonight and freeze the other container. I wonder if the more we offer the more likely he might be willing to take it?
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Re: what should I do with this milk?

That is what I would do too.
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Re: what should I do with this milk?

Me three--I would freeze only the untouched one. It took us a while to get DS to take a bottle. One thing that really helped us was trying before he got hungry. He seemed to be more willing to experiment when he was happy.
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Re: what should I do with this milk?

I agree with the others. Don't freeze it if he tried to eat it.

As for taking the bottle, I had my DH give my LO a small bottle (1-2 oz) about 2-3x per week until I went back to work, just to stay used to it. With my first, she took a bottle fine the first few times, and then we didn't try again for a few weeks, and then she would never take it again.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #7
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We tried to give him the bottle again last night and I was out of the room but I knew the moment DH presented it... I heard the scream! I experimented with me giving him the bottle and he almost took it! But that wouldn't help me at all! I just had to dump the milk.

We might try again tonight with a different bottle. I have some dr brown ones I used with the other kids. I'm not worried about confusion at this point with him being 4.5 months.

I'd be really happy if he would take it so I could get a little more free time on the weekends!
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