Thursday, October 21, 2004

Freezing, refrigerating breast milk lowers its antioxidant content: study
Lorrayne Anthony, Canadian Press, October 21, 2004
"TORONTO (CP) - Refrigerating or freezing expressed breast milk, a practice many women use when returning to the workforce after maternity leave, lowers its antioxidant content, a new study has found. "We find fresh breast milk contains more antioxidants than refrigerated breast milk or frozen breast milk or formula," said Thomas Hegyi of the department of pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He is one of the authors of the study to be published Saturday in the Fetal and Neonatal edition of the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood..." [This article actually contains a comparison of antioxidant values in fresh, refrigerated, and frozen breastmilk and the comparative values in formula - JC]