Don't shake breastmilk.

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@eecuadrado:  Yes shaking breast milk damages the cells which contain nutrients. If the breast milk is shaken, the baby will still get some nutrients, but it is better not to shake the breast milk so the cells are left intact. The proper “technique” is to gently swirl the bottle once warmed to help get the fat off from the side of the bottle which is good fat for the baby! 🙂 

Post # 4
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Swirled, not shaken. 🙂

Post # 5
1287 posts
Bumble bee

You shouldn’t shake formula either.  Causes bubbles. Bubbles cause a gassy baby 🙂

Post # 6
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you shake formula it won’t disrupt the nutrients. Shaking will disrupt BM, swirl it!!

Post # 8
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  Lol another thing I didn’t know. I should seriously be doing research. You’re making me feel like an uninformed chump today, lady! 😛

Post # 10
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@eecuadrado:  We are still TTC, but I feel like I will be super prepared from all the information you ladies share. THANK YOU! Keep up the knowledge sharing!

Post # 12
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Good info!

Post # 13
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I thought this was common knowledge? Oh well either way good that you know now. 

Post # 14
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Who knew!? I have a 10 yr old DS and I swear, ten years ago- I had never heard of any of the stuff that people warn you about now! It’s always changing! We are TTC next fall so I guess it’s time I start reading up again! 

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