Activated water and breast milk

Breast milk

Milk powders are nowadays hardly used as a replacement for fresh milk in the private sector, since in developed countries there is a good supply of fresh milk.
How this can be improved I have already mentioned in the chapter: “Hydrogen transfer through packaging”.
As formula feed for newborns who are not breastfed, are these widely distributed and their electro-chemical quality parameters should be observed closely.
For cow milk, of which baby milk powder is made from, shows other measured values to that of a nursing mother.

It is striking that the electro-chemical normal values of breast milk are within the fluctuation range of human blood.
Obviously nature has made it easy for the newborn to absorb the milk nutrients into the bloodstream.




The fundamental question is: How can baby milk powder reach the greatest possible similarity to the natural master model? Or can the baby be better fed with the formula feed?
For over 100 years scientists in the service of baby milk producers have thought about these questions. Is the use of alkaline activated water an additional advantage?


Baby milk powders

A few producers of baby milk powders have already started to question which role the water used for mixing with their powders plays. So they sell their own brands of “baby water”.
Based on such a baby water brand “Humana” have I tested the electrochemical effect of different brands.
The end product, what lands in the bottle. I did not find the results very convincing.



Conventional alternatives for baby milk?

The baby mix powders mixed with Humana Baby Water did indeed score better with all of the electrochemical (ORP values) than a readily mixed bottled product, something given to mothers in some maternity clinics shortly after giving birth if they have breastfeeding difficulties.

A redox potential of + 73 mV (CSE) means that the newborn has to overcome a tension of at least 75 mV to transport the nutrients of the milk in its organism.

Nevertheless, the pH value of this product, at 6.92, is still much better than the best values obtained with the “Baby Water” at 6.64.
Is the pH value more important than the redox value? This question is, in this case, scientifically new and has not been touched upon. I think: no.

Using mineral water to mix with the product seldom produces results that are better than the offered baby waters. As the owner of probably the biggest collection of electrochemically analysed mineral water in the world, you can really believe me: The mineral water from St. Leonhard’s Well in Upper Bavaria’s Leonhardspfunzen delivered the best values when mixed with baby milk powder, compared to 120 different varieties.

But these results are not only far from the original breast milk, yet with regard to the price also more expensive than the powder itself.

The pH value is still around 0.7 pH below target, the ORP value at +24 mV (CSE) is from 26 to 86 mV under the master model of breast milk. With alkaline activated water you get much closer to the ideal values.


Activated water and breast milk

I hope that this book will inspire producers of baby nourishment to research more deeply and for a recommendation to be voiced.


I would merely like to point out that if alkaline activated water is used, for example, to mix with the milk powder “Bebivita® Initial Milk 1” you are much closer to the measured electro-chemical-parameters of natural breast milk than with previous popular methods. Activated water, at a temperature of 14º C, was used for mixing with the following parameters: pH 9.8; ORP (-) 609 mV (CSE); dissolved hydrogen 1353 micrograms/l
The result: pH 7.3; ORP – 053 mV (CSE), dissolved hydrogen 136 micrograms/l.

A further scientific study should address the question, does the drinking of alkaline activated water during the nursing period of the mother improve the quality of the breast milk? A pilot trial with a test person certainly suggests this:

Breast milk test 1: 08.05.2012 without drinking activated water pH 7,55 ORP (-) 27 mV.

Breast milk test 2: 23.05.2012 Previously drinking activated water daily -pH 9.5, ORP -220 mV (CSE) – at will. Result of breast milk testing: pH 7.54 ORP: – 56 mV (CSE).

The doubling of the negative redox potential in 15 days means a strong increase of the electron range.


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About Karl Heinz Asenbaum

The Munich-based journalist has been working on the topic of "alkaline activated water" since 2004. For 12 years he worked closely with the alternative physician Dr. Walter Irlacher, with whom he wrote two successful books: "Service Manual for Humans” (Service Handbuch Mensch) (2006) and "Drink Yourself Alkaline” (Trink Dich basisch) (2008,2011). Since 2014 he has been contributing his knowledge and experience to Aquacentrum and giving lectures worldwide. “Electro-activated Water", the world's most comprehensive book on the subject, was published in 2016. View all faqs by Karl Heinz Asenbaum 

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