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August 30th, 2008, 12:18 PM
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I have been expressing about three ounces of milk a day, and freezing it so that we can introduce a bottle soon. Jonah will be three weeks next weekend, and I am planning on having my mom give him one then. He is really latching on well and doing well with the breast, so I think it is safe to say in a week we will be established enough to introduce the bottle.

So here's my question. I just looked at my frozen milk, and it is yellow. It is very milky white when I express it into the bottles. I'm using the Medela storage system, if that makes a difference. Is it normal for milk to turn yellow in the freezer???

Thanks for any advice!

edited because my "z" on my keyboard is broken, and I realized I was typing that I have been "freeing" my breast milk LOL
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August 30th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Yes it is fine! My milk does the same thing .
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August 30th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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Okay thanks. Just wanted to make sure that it wasn't because I was storing it improperly!
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August 30th, 2008, 05:44 PM
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Its just the fat separating. Mine did the same thing. As my supply came more and more and got further into nursing it is white when it separates now.
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August 30th, 2008, 05:59 PM
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If I compare frozen milk from this week to milk from 3 months ago, it is much lighter now than it was then.
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