Human milk banking. Effect of refrigeration on cellular components.

The storage of human milk at 4 C for 48 hours after expression resulted in a significant (p < 0.02) loss of cellular viability. Further, the concentration of milk macrophages and neutrophils decreased significantly (p < 0.02), presumably via cell adhesion to the milk container or cytolysis. The milk lymphocyte concentration, however, was not significantly… CONTINUE READING