Reheating will lose the nutrition of milk, warming with microwave or soaking in hot water will be faster, shake vigorously to heat milk evenly, make hot milk old and then let it cool to 37 degrees Celsius for your baby to drink.. . is the thought of many mothers raising young children, do you really know it’s right or wrong?
Reheating will lose the nutrients of milk
It is the view of many mothers, milk should be drunk immediately after mixing, when the milk is still warm; For breastfed babies, they should suckle directly from the mother’s breasts, not drink frozen breast milk. Of course, that is the best way to drink milk for your baby.
But in conditions that do not allow such as: The mother cannot breastfeed the baby directly (illness, work away, …) or the powdered milk is mixed but the baby cannot drink, … then the milk needs to be preserved so that the baby can used for the next meal without damage, preserving nutrition.
In fact, frozen, cold-preserved milk will not preserve the taste, but the nutrient content is almost completely preserved, ensuring to provide all the necessary and beneficial nutrients for the baby (including the baby’s milk). antibodies present in breast milk).
It is important for mothers to learn how to store expressed breast milk or prepared formula. With powdered milk, the storage time after mixing is no more than 1 hour at room temperature and up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Using a microwave or boiling water is an effective and harmless way to heat milk
– Use a microwave to warm milk: The microwave will heat unevenly, the outside milk may be too hot but the inside is not hot enough. Moreover, electromagnetic waves can destroy vitamins in milk, losing nutrients and especially antibodies in breast milk.
– Soak milk in hot water: You need to monitor the temperature so that the milk does not get hotter than 40 degrees Celsius, ensuring the nutritional quality of the milk. If the milk has not been warmed enough, it is easy for the baby to drink cold, colic; On the contrary, too hot milk will affect the nutritional quality, and easily cause burns to the baby when feeding.
Shake vigorously when warming milk to heat milk evenly
Because of hurry or ignorance, many mothers who warm milk with hot water try to shake vigorously, shake many bottles of milk to quickly and evenly heat the milk. But this method causes strong impact force to break or break the nutritional molecular structure in milk, reducing the nutritional value of milk.
Warm old hot milk and let it cool to the ideal temperature for your baby to use
Many mothers do not need to watch the temperature when warming their baby’s milk, just warm up the milk before feeding time and let it cool down to 37 degrees Celsius for the baby to use.
Mothers must remember, the advice to warm milk not to exceed 40 degrees is not only to make it easy for your baby to drink and drink safely, but also to protect the important source of nutrients in your baby’s milk.
These are some very “familiar” views or misconceptions and are practiced by many mothers every day. They can be seen as mistakes that should not be avoided by mothers to ensure a safe and nutritious milk supply for their growing baby, regardless of whether it is direct breast milk, freshly brewed formula or refrigerated milk.