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.View Full Article