High Lipase, No Stress.
Learning that you have high lipase breastmilk can be one of the more sour moments in breastfeeding. Here is the 411 on high lipase—and how to deal with it.
Lipase is an enzyme that breaks down your milk. If you have an extensive amount, it breaks your milk down quickly, causing it to smell or taste sour (or soapy, metallic). High lipase can be jarring - especially after months of pumping. We’re here to save you from the google black hole and give you options. Remember, high lipase milk is still quality milk and plenty of babies will still accept those bottles! Here is the 411 on high lipase and how to deal with it.