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Thread: defrosting/heating

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    Default defrosting/heating

    y is it bad to heat EBM in the microwave?


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    Maybe because it's easy to overheat it? I don't know

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    I think it's 'cause microwave kills some of the good stuff, plus heat spots can form that'll burn bub (there'll be some really hot parts and some not so hot parts)

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    Yep, the microwave kills all the good stuff in the EBM

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    :yeahthat: It actually heats quite quickly in (very) warm water

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    Interestingly, not as bad as it is to heat formula in a microwave. Microwaving milk alters it's molecular structure and we don't fully know how. For breastfed babies who recieve occasional ebm this isn't a huge issue, but for some babies their entire diet is microwaved formula and this is a big issue. Microwaving alters the immune factors in breastmilk - but formula has no immune factors.
    It's quick and easy to heat the bottle in a jug of hot water.
    Warm regards
    barb

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