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01 February 2012

Stored breast milk can become cytotoxic

Breast milk that is refrigerated or frozen for three days might not be safe for preterm infants at risk for necrotising enterocolitis, new research suggests.

Breast milk that is refrigerated or frozen for three days might not be safe for preterm infants at risk for necrotising enterocolitis, new research suggests.

Likewise, infants with a permeable intestine should not drink unpasteurised breast milk frozen at - 20ºC for more than a week, Dr Penn says.

 
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