Microwaves action on milk for infants (fwd)

Hao Xiao haoxiao at cc.UManitoba.CA
Mon Jan 9 01:54:48 EST 1995

Colin Cracknell writes:
> From BIOSCI-REQUEST at net.bio.net Sun Jan  8 18:47:14 1995
> To: bioforum at net.bio.net
> From: colinc at cix.compulink.co.uk ("Colin Cracknell")
> Subject: Re: Microwaves action on milk for infants
> >  2) during a short time after birth (I do not know how long) the 
> >baby is able to take up antibodies (which are also proteins)
		   ??????? you mean utilize?	
	When the protease activities are well developed, I think.
> >which are in the mother milk. These antibodies will of course 
> >loose their capabilities if they become denaturated.

According to my experience, Ig's are glycoproteins and are "relatively"
acid-base (pH 2-12) and thermal stable (up to 60 C) after short (5-10 min)
 period exposure but I have no idea if the microwave frequency can directly
 destroy the protein other than the temperature. 

> I think they might have difficulty closing the door of microwave oven 
> after inserting the breast(s).

	Actually, you don't have to freeze your breast(s) for 
preservartion of mother milk.

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