Adding warm milk to chilled
"We found that a single daily [pooling of warm and chilled breastmilk] provides several important benefits— consistent nutrient quality, equivalent bacterial content, and improved maternal satisfaction—over individualized collection."
Lisa M. Stellwagen, Yvonne E. Vaucher, Christina S. Chan, Taylor D. Montminy, and Jae H. Kim; Breastfeeding Medicine Vol. 8, No. 2, published April 10, 2013
Unlike regular food,
breastmilk fights bacteria!
Every day, we learn more about the absolutely amazing anti-bacterial properties of breastmilk. These new findings continue to improve and revise the traditional guidance published on the internet for those who are breastfeeding...but there is still a long ways to go.
Things may change fast! The Covid-19 pandemic has brought researchers together in ways that seemed impossible before. Breastmilk research that would have taken years is now being completed in months. Milk scientists and breastfeeding researchers are meeting monthly with the World Health Organization to speed up the transition from discovery to policy.
Curious? Learn more:
Health.com, March 2021
This Viral Photo Shows the Bacteria-Fighting Powers of Breast Milk
Breastfeeding research improves lives and advances health, but faces conflicts
The Ceres Series, April 2021