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Cooling and Storing

Did you know:

Bacteria in fresh milk doubles every 20 minutes while stored at room temperature, according to the FDA.

Freshly pumped breastmilk needs to be cooled and stored in a freezer or refrigerator. Research shows that storing breastmilk at room temperature can:

  • lead to rapid bacterial growth, reducing both the nutritional value of breastmilk (since bacteria consume the nutrients in the milk) and its immunological value (as breastmilk uses up its immune defenses to fight off the bacteria.)
  • cause cellular damage due to an increase the amount of free fatty acids in the milk.
  • adversely affect the intestinal microbiota, known to play a major role in nutrition, metabolism, protection against pathogens, development of the immune system and brain.

Quick cooling protects the nutritional and immunological value of your milk.

It is beneficial to cool breast milk as quickly as possible so that the immunological properties inside go towards baby’s nutrition rather than fighting bacterial growth. The unique geometry of nanobébé’s Breastmilk Bottle (and Storage Bags) allows breast milk to be spread into a thin layer that cools quickly, reaching its ideal refrigerated temperatures 2-3 times faster than standard bottles.

Protecting your breastmilk from nutrient-damaging temperatures.

Did you know:

Heating milk over 40°C/104°F causes deterioration of the milk’s immunological proteins and enzymes. Overheating pumped breastmilk may also reduce fat absorption which could cause less caloric intake for your baby.

Nanobébé’s revolutionary bottle shape

allows breastmilk to be spread thin across the surface area and thereby warming quickly and evenly. Now you or a caregiver can warm the bottle at safe temperatures and feed baby promptly without destroying your precious breastmilk nutrients by overheating.

Finally, you can speed up prep time without exposing
breastmilk to nutrient-damaging temperatures.

Overheating Breastmilk Causes Nutritional Damage

Recent scientific research has proven that the temperature and the storage of human milk, plays a vital role in preserving its natural nutrients.

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