Rapid high-temperature treatment of human milk.

  title={Rapid high-temperature treatment of human milk.},
  author={Randall M. Goldblum and C. Dill and T B Albrecht and E S Alford and Cutberto Garza and Armond S. Goldman},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={104 3},
Increasing interest in feeding human milk to low-birth-weight infants raises concern about microbial contamination of milk that is pooled or stored. We examined the effect of rapid high-temperature treatment on bacteria and viruses and on the nutritional and immunologic quality of pooled human milk. Growth of endogenous bacteria and infectivity of added cytomegalovirus were undetectable after heating at 72 degrees C for 15 and 5 seconds, respectively. Folic acid and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C… CONTINUE READING

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