Freeze drying your breastmilk turns it from frozen liquid to powder (a.k.a. Booby Food), without having to be thawed. So, what are the benefits of freeze-dried breastmilk?
No more crying over spilled breastmilk.
"I'd be out running errands and my husband or mom would 'panic thaw' my breastmilk while watching Sage. I can't count the amount of times I'd come home to see my breastmilk sitting in the bottle, untouched. If they only knew how many days it took to get that 6oz of liquid gold, now wasted."
With your freeze-dried breastmilk, you can use as much or little as you want. No more crying over spilled (breast)milk!
Nutrients are saved.
With freeze drying, there is no thawing or heating of your breastmilk. It's different than dehydration methods which use high temperatures to evaporate the liquid, destroying heat sensitive nutrients like vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. Freeze-drying uses extremely low temperatures and vacuum pressure systems, removing moisture without compromising nutritional value.
Your freeze dried breastmilk is shelf stable.
Freeze-drying 'locks' in nutrients. Since the moisture is removed, your dry powdered breastmilk doesn't need to be refrigerated. Yes! You read that right, no more worrying about freezing or refrigerating your breastmilk anymore.
Freeze drying your breastmilk can save you a lot of money.
For working mamas or surrogates who have to ship in breastmilk, this can save thousands of dollars in shipping fees.
It's travel friendly.
My heart breaks for the mothers who've had to throw out their breastmilk when travelling or moving. One mama told me she threw out 30 bags full because she was moving cross-country and had no way of keeping it frozen.
Freeze-dried breastmilk looses about 90% of it's weight after processing. Removing the water makes it shelf-stable and easily transportable, no matter how far or long the journey.
Your freeze dried breastmilk can last for years.
Your freeze dried breastmilk is shelf-stable, travel friendly and nutrient dense. But, the best part is, your freeze dried breastmilk can last for years and years.
Freeze drying has a long history, dating back to the ancient Incas where they would freeze dry potatoes high in the mountains. Modern day NASA relies on freeze dried foods for astronauts during their space missions to keep them nourished.
The most detrimental thing to your freeze dried breastmilk is air, light, moisture and excessive heat. Booby Food packages are made of extra thick Mylar that protects against these threats. For added protection, there is a moisture absorber in every pouch.
As convenient as formula.
Formula-feeding mamas have had the convenience and flexibility at their disposal for almost a century and now breastmilk-feeding mamas can have the same. With your freeze dried breastmilk, you can reconstitute it in a bottle the same way you would with formula.
Easily transition to solid foods.
For the first 6 months of life, your babe's tummy has only known breastmilk (or maybe a mix with formula). Starting solids and introducing new foods can be very nerve wracking for parents. Constipation, diarrhea, skin reactions, allergies, sensitivities, bloating and irritability can happen a lot during this time. By adding in your Booby Food, you're supplying probiotics, enzymes and antioxidants to help your babe digest these new foods. The probiotics in breastmilk help reduce bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Enzymes help to digest food and antioxidants support their immune system and fight inflammation if a reaction were to occur.
Feed older babes, discreetly.
Social pressure is one of the biggest reasons why mothers stop breastfeeding their older children. Children 5 and under are the most at risk for malnourishment and breastmilk is arguably the most nutritious whole food ever created.
Your freeze-dried breastmilk can be added to any food or beverage, whenever or wherever you are.
- Mix or sprinkle it in to boost their immune system
- Add extra nutrients to help support their growth and development
- Fortify foods for picky eaters
- Settle an upset tummy by giving them extra probiotics
Non-food related benefits of your freeze-dried breastmilk.
Breastmilk is commonly used for babes with skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and dry skin, here's some ways you can use it.
- Add to baths
- Make into a paste for spot treatments
- Make into soap, lotion, balm or salves
- Used with sterile water to relieve nasal congestion
How to freeze-dry your breastmilk.