Milk spoiling quickly

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-22-2012
Milk spoiling quickly
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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 3:02pm

I'm pretty sure my milk is spoiling in the fridge after only a day.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2010
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 4:12am
this happens to me...the fat separates and sits at the top when you swirl it the fat catches and sticks to the side of the container...i heat it in that container to get all the fat off the sides and into the bottle. my milk after being heated smells not so sweet as fresh milk but i think thats normal. how long are you keeping it in the fridge for??? i cant imagine it spoiling if its been in there less than the recommended time?
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2010
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 4:14am
just re read your post...i dont think it can go bad after one day in fridge, but if you think so why not freeze it right away? gotta be easier than scorching it...
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:42pm
Fat separating out is totally normal because the milk isn't homogenized like the stuff you buy at the grocery store. It's not an indication that the milk is going bad.

I do think the smell changes when you refrigerate it but it should be keeping fresh longer than 1 day. Is it possible that there is a problem with your fridge or your milk storage if you are pumping at work and transporting it home?

Both frozen or scalded milk will have less immediately active immune factors than fresh milk, but more than formula (which has NONE!). Breastmilk is best even if it's been frozen or scalded, IMHO.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2008
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 5:20pm

Likely your milk is not actually going bad, but you have farily high lipase (an enzyme that breaks down the fat in milk) content in your milk.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2008
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 5:22pm

Oh, and the little bits floating are just fat separating from the milk - it is not homogenized like CM you get from the store. Mine always separates into a thick fat layer on top when chilled - have to heat it to reconstitute (and it will churn into butter if you run around with a bottle in the diaper bag).