Microwaves action on milk given to infants

Dr. Robert Bateman rbateman at wave.st.usm.edu
Mon Jan 9 17:43:35 EST 1995


NICHOLAS THEODORAKIS (ntheo at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu) wrote:
: In article <3ekn9k$ctt at rc1.vub.ac.be>,
: Stephane Corteel <scorteel at resulb.ulb.ac.be> wrote:
: >As a young father (my baby now is 7 weeks old) I read a lot...
: >I've read (and some people also told me) that warwing up a feeding
: >bottle using a microwave oven is not recommended because the microwaves
: >cause molecular changes in some proteins of the milk.
: >
: >But, at this time, nobody could confirm that or give me an more
: >scientific explanation.
: >
: >If someone could provide me a answer that an engineer like me can
: >accept, it would be very nice.
: >
: >Thank you very much for any information


: As a new father of twin girls (now 3 mo. old), I heard a different, and 
: more believable reason not to microwave milk or formula (and this reason 
: would probably appeal to an engineer).  Microwave ovens often warm things up 
: unevenly, and thus might leave "hot spots" in the milk that could could 
: burn, even if the outside of the container feels the right temperature

I microwaved milk for each of my sons and it worked fine. Just use medium 
power for 1 minute for each 6 oz milk and swirl the bottle a time or two 
to equilibrate the temperature.

Bob Bateman

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