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Breast milk ice cream is pasteurized

Boing Boing has the story:

Logo from the Icecreamists website.

Icecreamists, an ice-cream parlour in London’s Covent Garden, is selling human breast milk ice-cream for £14 a scoop. The breastmilk is purchased from lactating mothers, and the product (called “Baby Gaga”) is intended to raise awareness of breastmilk’s deliciousness and encourage more breastfeeding. The milk is pasteurised and flavoured with lemon zest and vanilla pods. Continue reading

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Human breast milk sharing — Toronto Star lead story says “A Toronto study will… look at ways to pasteurize human breast milk without losing nutrients.”

Now if that isn’t an acknowledgement that you usually DO lose nutrients when pasteurizing, I don’t know what is. From the front page of today’s Toronto Star, from a story titled “Donor breast milk is greatest gift for sick babies“, or, in the print edition “I am forever grateful”:

Toronto Star photo via parentcentral.ca

“When Melissa Amer dreamed of motherhood, she always pictured herself breastfeeding.

But after daughters Billie and Isabella were born at 30 weeks, doctors at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre whisked the tiny babies away and hooked them up to tubes and machines. Their first food, a bag of liquid nutrients, was delivered by IV. Continue reading

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