With all due respect to passionate parents who type in caps "NEVER HEAT MILK IN MICROWAVE" is there any verifiable scientific study on how bad it is to heat refrigerated milk for 15-20 seconds?
Or is it just an expression of fear against unknown?
On one of the forums I've read that microwave ovens emit "sound waves" that destroy "atomic structures" that lead me to believe that it could be just one another urban myth that was spread by the media.
Two main points against mircrowaving I've read:
Microwaves destroy proteins and vitamins.
Destroy into what?
Would not proteins be destroyed in the stomach anyway?
Would conventional heating destroy it as well?
Why is destroying bad?
Would it destroy bad things, too?
Microwave heating is uneven and it could make a super hot spot that could burn the baby's mouth a bit.
Is there a research of the risks?
It does not create a super hot spot in my bowl of pasta if I mix it after heating for 2 minutes.
I understand that fat in breastmilk is not homogenised and that fat can retain heat for long.
What if I shake or swirl the bottle for 10 seconds?
How long the hot spot could exist?
A few studies from the 90s I have found:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8889628 - says there are no effects on B1/E/acids if resulted average heat is not higher than 60 C
[same website link] - same, no difference in B1/B6 if compared to stove top heating
http://m.pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/89/4/667.short - E.coli bacteria grows faster in microwaved milk than controlled, i.e. antibacterial qualities are reduced
Is there anything else?
I would appreciate hearing your opinion on the matter but a link to a relevant research would be way more trustworthy.