BBC NEWS | Health | Stored breast milk loses its edge
Wednesday, 20 October, 2004, 23:02 GMT 00:02 UK
"Freezing or refrigerating expressed breast milk for longer than 48 hours substantially lowers its antioxidant content, according to US researchers. Antioxidants help beat infections, making the findings particularly important for premature babies who have low natural defences, they say. Formula milk remained stable whether refrigerated or frozen, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School team found. The small study appears in Archives of Disease in Childhood... "