You’re a Mama who likes to do her research and I dig that about you! Studies, tests and research on the freeze-drying breastmilk have been done since the 1950’s!

Below you’ll find links to the latest peer-reviewed journal articles, publications, media articles and more!

Go forth and learn, bookworm!


Freeze-Drying Breast Milk Retains More of its Healthy Properties

A study conducted at CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Valencia highlights freeze-drying as an effective alternative for storing breast milk, surpassing traditional deep-freezing methods used in milk banks. Collaborating with La Fe Hospital, researchers found that freeze-drying maintains the antibacterial properties of breast milk and prevents microbiological contamination. Published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, this study is one of the first to evaluate freeze-drying's impact on breast milk's antibacterial capacity. The research supports the adoption of freeze-drying as a viable and beneficial storage method in milk banks, particularly for premature or low birth weight infants, whose immune systems rely on breast milk's antibacterial benefits.

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Vitamins, Fatty Acids, and Antioxidant Capacity Stability During Storage of Freeze-Dried Human Milk

The Effect of Freeze-Drying on the Nutrient, Polyphenol, and Oxidant Levels of Breast Milk

Effects of Pasteurization and Freeze-Drying on Human Milk Oligosaccharides

The Human Milk Oligosaccharides Are Not Affected By Pasteurization and Freeze-Drying

Human Milk Bactericidal Properties: Effect of Lyophilization and Relation to Maternal Factors and Milk Components

Evaluation of the Lipid Quality of Lyophilized Pasteurized Human Milk for Six Months by GC-FID and ESI-MS

Freeze-Drying Does Not Influence the Proteomic Profiles of Human Milk

Immune Properties

Freeze-Drying Breast Milk Retains its Antibacterial Properties

Impact of Pasteurization/Freeze-Drying on Available Immunoglobulin Content of the Mature Human Milk. Use in Human Milk Banking of Hospitals

Spray and Freeze-drying of Human Milk on the Retention of Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM)

Practical Uses

Human Milk Enriched With Human Milk Lyophilisate For Feeding Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants: A Preclinical Experimental Study Focusing On Fatty Acid Profile

Recommendations for the Establishment and Operation of Human Milk Banks in Europe: A Consensus Statement From the European Milk Bank Association (EMBA)

Elaboration of a Lyophilized Human Milk Concentrate To Be Used To Feed Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Newborns

The Breast Milk Products of the Future

Preserving Human Milk By Freeze-drying

Here's How Powdered Breast Milk Works