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Aug 8, 2009 06:48 PM

Making my own Breast Milk Yogurt

So I have enjoyed reading about making homemade yogurt in some of the other posts, and would like to make my own. I am also nursing my 6 month old son right now and thought maybe I could feed him the yogurt if I make some with my own milk. I googled this topic and came up with an abundance of ways to cook with breast milk including a recipe for yogurt breast milk. What do you all think about this recipe? Have any of you mothers out there ever done this?

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  1. Google "breast milk yogurt". Recipes are given.

    1. Doesn't the heat kill off most of the "good things" that are in the milk that make it worthwhile to begin with??

      I really don't know, and don't want to go there, frankly. But good luck with that, I'm sure you can find something if there's someone out there who has already done it and documented it.

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      1. re: Phurstluv

        Thanks for that tip. =) I am still considering the possibility of making it. I just thought since he can't have real milk it might be a good baby food since you can add BMilk to any other homemade baby food.

        1. re: DishDelish

          I forget if you said your child was allergic to milk .. I remember that there were other allergies in the family. Anyway, my pediatrician said that whole milk yogurt doesn't "count" as dairy (?) for the purposes of baby food avoidances because of the lower levels of lactose. Just fyi, and of course I think breastmilk yogurt would be better and more natural than cow milk yogurt anyway.

          1. re: Jitterbug

            Lactose intolerant people can eat yogurt, usually without consequence, bc of the live active cultures in it.

            I don't get what you mean by "more natural". I would think you would want to introduce your baby to cow's milk sooner or later, being it is the most widely available.

            1. re: Phurstluv

              My eldest daughter is allergic to cows milk, my hubby is lactose intolerant, and I used to be allergic to dairy products (not anymore) so i just want to be careful. I will be introducing him to whole fat milk though, but not until he is 1 yr which is what his Pediatrician recommended to me.

              1. re: DishDelish

                Among pediatricians there is a school of thought that by witholding foods for too long (usually out of fear for causing allergies) we're making the kids allergic. Talk about making already tough parenting even harder... which theory do I take a chance with?!

                My son was breastfed; I consumed cows milk and he never exhibited a sensitvity, so we felt okay starting him on yogurt (and some ice cream!!) before his first birthday.

                1. re: Foodie in Friedberg

                  Well, there was no fear in the way my parents,and my hubbys parents gave us our food, and we both had milk problems so I prefer to wait until 1. He will be getting he "perfectly" nutritious breast milk meal on top of other good foods. I waited until 1 year to introduce dairy for my 2 year old and she is doing very well now.

                  1. re: DishDelish

                    My husband had sensitivity to milk as a child, but nothing major or lifelong, so we were coming at the milk thing from a different perspective than y'all. I can relate, though... I am allergic to pecans and walnuts, and despite the recomendation of my son's pediatrician as well as my husband (who also happens to be a pediatrician), I'm too scared to give my 13-month-old son peanuts. But I worry that I'm doing him more harm than good, based on the theory that by witholding it you can cause sensitivity. Honestly, this peanut decision has been the hardest part of parenting so far.

                    1. re: Phurstluv

                      To introduce peanuts or have the parenting issues become more difficult... or both?? :)

                      1. re: Foodie in Friedberg

                        My 6 year old has such bad allergies to nuts that I tend to be extra careful around her. We usually eat it when she is at school, and clean up very well after. I don't think waiting will do any harm. =)

                  2. re: DishDelish

                    As always, follow your pediatrician's recommendations.

                  3. re: Phurstluv

                    Well, I personally bought cow milk yogurt for my child, but I admire the OP for making her own yogurt. Because if you handle it carefully, it would be so "pure" and unprocessed - talk about a local source! And breast milk is made for baby humans as opposed to cow's milk which is made for baby cows. I think introducing cow's milk is perfectly fine, but at that age it would still be second best - no reason to rush the switch.

            2. Doesn't making yogurt out of brest milk like guilding the lilly. How much free time and supply can you have on your hands to pump and then cook it and still have milk left the the little critter.

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              1. re: normalheightsfoodie

                It is more for the leftover milk that I have frozen and won't use. Plus with adding other foods to his diet now he isn't going to be nursing as much. I wouldn't dream of withholding from him though. Whenever he wants to nurse he gets to nurse.

              2. I'm sure there are recipes on

                But, many parents and doctors believe that 6 months of age is a reasonable time to introduced cultured cow milk, such as whole milk yogurt (plain or lightly sweetened). That's when both my kids started yogurt.

                I can not imagine having enough stored breast milk to make yogurt out of it!

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                1. re: milklady

                  How much milk do you think I would need?

                2. Just wanted to say that I think that sounds like a really cool idea. Good luck to you!!