Does Breastmilk Really Lose Antibodies If You Store It

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monkey123 - June 30

I ran across this bit of information on a random message board & wondered if there was any truth to it. The person claims that br___tmilk doesn't have the antibodies if you store it, because the antibodies have to be collected directly off the nipple. I know there can be so much false information out there, I'd like to know if this was one of them!

 

olivia - June 30

From what I understand it is partly true. The antibodies are killed if the b___stmilk is frozen, or if it is microwaved. Refrigerated they are preserved. It is more about the freezing process killing the antibodies, not that they have to be directly collected. It doesn't matter much if you are mixing fresh and frozen, since antibodies from a cold you were exposed to a month ago aren't going to help much if they are admistered later anyway. It is still nutritional and beneficial if even thawed without antibodies.

 

monkey123 - June 30

Ah I see! Thanks. I don't produce enough milk to store in the freezer. I refridgerate the supply & when I feed my daughter, I warm the milk up in hot water for a minute or 2. After I read what that person said about the antibodies being lost, I kinda got upset at first, because I want to make sure my daughter is getting the best out of my milk. - I've been pumping for a month, so I am still sorta "new" to it. Thanks again

 

Jenn2 - July 3

I have heard that microwaving or overheating b___stmilk does kill some of the good stuff.......I had not heard anything about the freezing though.

 

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