Effects of Freezing on the Bactericidal Activity of Human Milk


Takci S., Gulmez D., YİĞİT Ş., Dogan O., Dik K., Hascelik G.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, vol.55, no.2, pp.146-149, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mpg.0b013e31824f7889
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-149
  • Keywords: bactericidal activity, freezing of human milk, human milk, storage of human milk, HUMAN-BREAST-MILK, STORAGE PROCESSES, COMPONENTS, BANKING, REFRIGERATION, LIPIDS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Storage of human milk by freezing has been recommended for long-term storage. The present study analyzed the bactericidal activity of human milk on Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and determined the changes in bactericidal activity following freezing at -20 degrees C and -80 degrees C for 1 month and 3 months.