Feeding Andrew breast milk

My sister in law sent me 12 bags of breast milk. I know its good for Andrew but it sure doesn't smell very good. He has been drinking it for almost 3 days now. And is doing pretty good with it. The smell just bothers me so I give him a bath often. Does anyone else not like the smell of breast milk?

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    03/20/14
    4Katie
    It is the lipase enzyme in the milk. The enzyme will actually start to break the milk down. and the enzyme can make it smell or taste soapy or bitter.
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    03/20/14
    4Katie
    It is perfectly fine for him to have and the lipase doesn't make it bad for him.
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      03/20/14
      Breast milk (like the milk of all mammals) contains an enzyme called Lipase that breaks down the fat in the milk to make it more easily digestible. If you have a very high level of this enzyme, expressing doesn't work so well because the "breaking down" process begins as soon as the milk leaves the breast. Freezing does not stop the process so the milk is breaking down in the bottle or freezer and then smells rancid and "off" when you go to use it. What you can do is scald the milk - heat kills an enzyme. As soon as you express, pour the milk into a little saucepan and put it on the heat. Watch it till you see little bubbles forming around the edges and then take it off and cool it. Once it's cool you can freeze it and it will keep fine. This method is fine as long as it's only, say, one bottle a day or less. You wouldn't want every feed to have been scalded as this process kills a lot of the good stuff in breast milk.
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