Yeast infection, when can I freeze my milk?
I'm currently being treated for yeast after 3 weeks of figuring out what I had. Now that I see my breasts healing when can I freeze my milk? I've got so much, I pump and bottle feed because he never learned to latch.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You should wait to freeze it until you have been treating at least two weeks and feel sure it is gone. Thrush comes back so easily. That is why it is necessary to wait.Source(s): Fighting yeast with my first that led to weaning
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I have thrush. Can I give baby my expressed milk?
By Kelly Bonyata, BS, IBCLC
Candida albicans is a single-celled fungal organism that is widespread in our environment and normally lives harmlessly in the mouth, GI tract, skin and vagina. Under certain conditions (immature or weakened immune system, broken skin, hormonal changes, antibiotic or corticosteroid use, etc.) an overgrowth of candida can occur, leading to various forms of candidiasis, including oral thrush, yeast diaper rash, nipple/breast yeast, yeast vaginitis, and jock itch.
Using fresh or refrigerated milk during thrush treatment
While you and baby are being treated for yeast, your refrigerated and fresh milk may be given to baby without a problem.
Remember that it's recommended that you continue thrush treatment until one to two weeks after all thrush symptoms have disappeared (Amir 2002).
Using milk frozen during thrush treatment
Milk frozen during thrush treatment can be given to baby without a problem while you are still being treating for thrush.
Many sources recommend that mothers do not freeze expressed milk for later use when they are being treated for thrush. We do know that freezing deactivates yeast, but does not kill it (Rosa 1990), so there is a theoretical risk that milk expressed during a thrush outbreak could reinfect baby at a later date. However, there have been no studies that tell us whether or not this defrosted milk is really a problem.
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- EvinLv 51 decade ago
According to Kellymom.com you can continue giving baby your pumped milk while you're being treated for thrush. The general recommendation seems to be that you can give it fresh, but it is best not to store it for later use. You can check out the full article here: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-...