Don't Shake the Milk
Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC
Because shaking expressed mothers' milk (or boiling or freezing it) denatures the shaped molecules of the protective proteins, leaving only the pieces - the amino acids - the parts.
Lactoferrin, lysozyme, and other protective components work their protection magic when they are in their original shaped molecular structure. Some components remain intact, even during freezing, shaking or heating. They not only protect the gut from many kinds of infection, but also prevent inflammation of the gut lining. Even broken up, the separate amino acids are still really good stuff and are digested by the baby as nutrients.
Imagine a set of pop-beads assembled into a necklace or bracelet. When the beads are acting as a bracelet or necklace, they are doing their job as protective elements. When you break apart the beads, you have in your hand many individual chunks of amino acids which are then digested.
Cellular components are also susceptible to damage by physical stress. After all, they are living cells.
With mother's milk, you get at least two functions for the price of one. With manufactured formula, you only get the individual beads, never the necklace or bracelet. And never the living cells.
So, please handle human milk gently, respectfully and kindly. It's far more than perfect food for babies - it's a living tissue and protective shield too.
© 1998 Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC firstname.lastname@example.org
Jangan panik! Jangan risau! Jangan takut!
Kalu kalians mmg da biasa wat milk shake EBM kalians, lepas ni jgn buat lg yer.
Haish... bf pun ade pantang larang yer, leceh la camni, baik bg susu formula...OPS jgn sampai berfikiran begitu ibu2 sekalians.
Rantaian kimia dalam cecair tidak semudah itu terputus, tapi kalu da ko goncang sekuat hati mungkin rantaian kimia dlm susu kite tu akan terurai dgn mudah.
Sama la masa memanaskan susu - x boleh guna suhu yg tinggi, kena suhu yg bersesuaian, bimbang kandungan nutrisi susu ibu akan terjejas.
Cara yg betul nak kasi lapisan ebm sebati, hanya perlu golek2 atau goyang2 jek botol tuh, nak wat goyang gerudi inul pun bole hahaha.
Mmg ambil masa lama nak kasi sebati kalu cara ni, tapi ini saja cara paling selamat nk pastikan nutrisi susu kita tidak terjejas.
Kalau da amalkan wat milk shake sebelum ni, tawakal mudah2an susu tu berkhasiat wat anak terchinta, kalians tetap berikan yg terbaik tau!!!
Jangan sedih2 yer.
Belajar dr kesilapan, hari2 pun belajar :)