Daycare and infant feeding

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Registered: 07-08-2001
Daycare and infant feeding
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 10:22am

Hi! It's been pointed out to me that this board is debating infant feeding, while the Breastmilk vs. Formula board has been debating daycares. I thought I would bring that topic here for discussion.


The questions being asked are this:


Do either BF or FF babies require more overall care at daycare?


Do either BF or FF babies require more one-on-one time at daycare?


Should there be a different fee for daycare for either BF or FF babies?


And another question that's been asked in other threads but I thought

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 1:43pm

You're not missing anything, as far as I can tell :) I think the recommendation to not nuke your baby's milk is for those who might forget about the bottle and really get it burning hot, or use an improper container that would leach chemicals.


But, the theory behind the recommendation is this: different substances heat up in the microwave with varying speed because molecules respond differently to microwave energy. For example, fats and sugars heat much faster and retain the heat much longer than starches. That's why you can

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Registered: 07-08-2001
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 2:47pm

Also, it's recommended that you "gently swirl" the heated milk, not shake it (http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/storagehandling.html), but I'm not quite sure why!


edited to add, just found this: http://www.bflrc.com/ljs/breastfeeding/shakenot.htm


"Because shaking expressed mothers' milk (or boiling or freezing it) denatures the shaped molecules of the protective proteins, leaving only the pieces - the amino acids - the parts. Lactoferrin, lysozyme, and other protective components work their protection magic when they are in their original shaped molecular structure. Some components remain intact, even during freezing, shaking or heating. They not only protect the gut from many kinds of infection, but also prevent inflammation of the gut lining. Even broken up, the separate amino acids are still really good stuff and are digested by the baby as nutrients."


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Registered: 05-06-2007
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:06pm

Well, crap. I freeze my EBM and then make DS's bottles for DC with the thawed milk. They heat them by submerging them in warm water, so that's good. But I'm not going to lie, I have nuked EBM bottles at home.

Now I feel all bad that I'm screwing up his food.

Melissa

Wife to Erik

Mommy to McKenna (1.30.03)

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Braxton (10.29.09)

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Registered: 07-08-2001
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:11pm

I'm sure he'll be just fine, as long as you ration his Twinkies. ;-p


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Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:12pm
Where have you been hiding? Also, given this new info, I would strongly advise against doing aerobics when breast-feeding. ;)

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Oscar Wilde

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:28pm

DANG IT.

And I just spent half of my lunch hour in an aerobics class and pureeing Twinkies for his bottle on Monday. WTH.

Melissa

Wife to Erik

Mommy to McKenna (1.30.03)

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Braxton (10.29.09)

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:35pm
And as long as you don't put too much soda in his bottles.














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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:40pm
I bet if she mixes the pureed twinkies with some mountain dew, the resulting goop will look a lot like formula.

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Registered: 07-08-2001
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:53pm

Stop it! Now I'm hungry!


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Registered: 05-06-2007
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:57pm
Wait. Why would I have to put Mt. Dew in the bottle? I've just been sticking his head under the self-serve fountain at the gas station.
Melissa

Wife to Erik

Mommy to McKenna (1.30.03)

&

Braxton (10.29.09)

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