Effect of environmental conditions on unpasteurized donor human milk.

  title={Effect of environmental conditions on unpasteurized donor human milk.},
  author={David J. Rechtman and Martin L. Lee and Hijlkeline Eppone Berg},
  journal={Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine},
  volume={1 1},
As a result of concerns over the transmission of infectious diseases by donor milk, as well as the possible loss of nutritional value of donor milk through exposure to a variety of environmental conditions, the practice in the United States has been to discard unpasteurized donor milk that has thawed or sat for several hours at room temperature or in the refrigerator rather than (re)freezing it. We undertook an experiment to measure the effects of ambient temperature conditions and refreezing… 

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