How do you reduce lipase in breast milk?

The one thing I found out that’s worked is to IMMEDIATELY freeze my pumped milk. Right after you’re done pumping milk put it straight into the freezer. By freezing it you slow the process of the lipase and when you warm up the milk it’s still fresh tasting.

How do you get rid of high lipase in breast milk?

If you plan to use stored milk, there are a few methods for eliminating the flavor and smell issue caused by high lipase activity.

  1. Track your timing. The flavor of high lipase milk can change as quickly as 24 hours or over a few days. …
  2. Adjust the pump. …
  3. Mix it with freshly pumped milk or other foods. …
  4. Scald the milk.

What causes too much lipase in breastmilk?

This may be noticeable after a short time in the freezer or after longer periods of freezing. The likely cause is high levels of lipase, the enzyme that breaks down fat. The breakdown of the fat in breastmilk by lipase is normal but not noticeable when the baby is feeding directly at the breast.

How do I know if my breast milk has too much lipase?

How can you tell if you have high lipase breast milk?

  • Milk that has a soapy smell or taste.
  • Milk that has a metallic smell or taste.
  • Milk that has a fishy or sour smell or taste after it’s been thawed, or after about 24 hours of being stored it in the refrigerator.
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Will babies drink milk with high lipase?

Lipase is an enzyme found in human milk that supports the breakdown of the natural fat in breastmilk and supports digestion of the fat. … Most babies will refuse to enjoy human milk that is high in lipase.

How do you lower lipase levels?

Avoiding alcohol, and taking all the prescribed medications are the primary treatments for high blood lipase levels, if you are being followed in the outpatient department, and you have not been diagnosed with any kind of pancreatitis.

What causes lipase levels to be high?

Lipase helps your body digest fats. It’s normal to have a small amount of lipase in your blood. But, a high level of lipase can mean you have pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, or another type of pancreas disease. Blood tests are the most common way of measuring lipase.