Don't just take our word for it - researchers world-wide have been studying how breast milk is affected by the freeze-drying process for decades. Some of this research dates back to the 1950s! Milk banks and hospitals around the world currently use this technique as a safe and effective way to preserve the nutritional and bioactive components of breast milk.

Learn more below from our growing collection of articles and research!

(Updated May 2021)

“Freeze-drying was indeed confirmed as a more effective storage method than freezing at -20°C"


Combination of High-Pressure Processing and Freeze-Drying as the Most Effective Techniques in Maintaining Biological Values and Microbiological Safety of Donor Milk (2021)

Essential and toxic elements in human milk concentrate with human milk lyophilizate: A preclinical study (2020)

Human Milk Powder an Alternative for Better Conservation and Healthier Use in the Banks of Human Milk (2019)

Evaluation of the Lipid Quality of Lyophilized Pasteurized Human Milk for Six Months by GC-FID and ESI-MS (2019)

Development of a human milk concentrate with human milk lyophilizate for feeding very low birth weight preterm infants (2019)

Human milk enriched with human milk lyophilisate for feeding very low birth weight preterm infants: A preclinical experimental study focusing on fatty acid profile (2018)

The freeze-drying does not influence the proteomic profiles of human milk (2018)

Lipids and Fatty Acids in Human Milk: Benefits and Analysis (2018)

The Effect of Lyophilization on Selected Biologically Active Components (Vitamin C, Catalase, Lysozyme), Total Antioxidant Capacity and Lipid Oxidation in Human Milk (2017)

Effect of Pasteurization, Freeze-drying and Spray Drying on the Fat Globule and Lipid Profile of Human Milk (2016)

The Effect of Freeze-Drying on the Nutrient, Polyphenol, and Oxidant Levels of Breast Milk (2016)

Vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidant capacity stability during storage of freeze-dried human milk (2014)

Ultrasonication, Lyophilization, Freezing and Storage Effects on Fat Loss during Mechanical Infusion of Expressed Human Milk (1995)

Evaluation of Freeze-Drying, Pasteurization, High-Temperature Heating and Storage on Selected Enzymes, B-Vitamins and Lipids of Mature Human Milk (1983)

Manufacture, quality control and use of freeze-dried human milk (1960)

Preservation of human milk (1960)

Freeze-drying for the preservation of breast milk (1955)

A new method of preserving raw breast milk (1953)