Submitting Presenter(s)

Hope Lima, Winthrop UniversityFollow

Start Date

22-2-2019 3:25 PM

Location

Withers 107

Description

Donor human milk is a necessary secondary feeding option when mother’s own milk is unavailable. To ensure safety for premature and medically fragile infants, milk banks pasteurize donated milk. During pumping, storage, and pasteurization, all milk is exposed to light. Currently, milk banks do not regulate light exposure. Riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamin A are vitamins that are highly light labile. In this study, we aim to determine if light exposure during pumping, storage, and pasteurization in a milk bank setting causes degradation of vitamins in human milk.

Keywords

donor human milk; light exposure; vitamins

Your Title/College/Department/Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, College of Arts and Sciences

Poster Number

18

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Feb 22nd, 3:25 PM Feb 22nd, 4:40 PM

Effect of Light Exposure During Pumping and Holder Pasteurization on Vitamin Concentrations in Human Milk

Withers 107

Donor human milk is a necessary secondary feeding option when mother’s own milk is unavailable. To ensure safety for premature and medically fragile infants, milk banks pasteurize donated milk. During pumping, storage, and pasteurization, all milk is exposed to light. Currently, milk banks do not regulate light exposure. Riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamin A are vitamins that are highly light labile. In this study, we aim to determine if light exposure during pumping, storage, and pasteurization in a milk bank setting causes degradation of vitamins in human milk.