Advice 1: How to measure the fat content of milk

What fat content has the milk that is sold in stores, we see on production packages. But in addition to the purchase of milk , is still milk from households, which is considered more tasty and fatty. What kind of fat it has, you can learn from the comfort of home. I
You will need
  • - Milk;
  • - the range.
Instruction
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To accurately determine the fat content of milk is possible with special devices that are only on milk production. In the factory laboratories used several methods to determine the fat content of milk: thermoelectric, photovoltaic high-frequency, ultrasonic, and other methods. There is a way to measure the fat content of milk at home.
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Take a clear glass and a ruler. Glass wash and dry. Put on the glass dash at the level of 10 cm. Glass must be straight, otherwise there will be distortion in the figures. If the glass is large, wide bottom, then measure 10 cm need from this bottom, and not from the table.
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Fill the glass with milk up to the mark. Measurements will be more accurate if the milk is fresh. Leave a glass of milk for 6-8 hours at room temperature.
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Gradually, over eight hours, the milk will be covered with a thicker layer — separated cream. The width of the layer of cream you need to measure it to know the fat content of milk. To do this, take a ruler, vertically bring to the glass and see how many millimeters is a layer of cream.
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Next step was to calculate. The height of the milk layer of 10 cm is taken as 100 %. Every millimeter layer of cream will be one percentage of fat. For example, if the cream layer is 4 mm, then the fat content of milk of 4 %. The fat content of milk can be from 1 to 6 percent.

Advice 2: How to determine the fat content of breast milk

Mothers whose children are on breast feeding, often worry whether or not the amount of power gets their baby? And even if it lacks the flow of milk, enough baby fat of breast milk?
Instruction
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To determine the fat content of your milk, strain it in a glass or a bottle. If the milk has a bluish hue, it means the fat of milk is not very high. Milk fat has a yellowish color. It is more yellow, the higher its fat content. This method is not always correct, since the color of milk is dependent on the power of the woman. Eat more carrots and you will notice that your milk has acquired a clear yellow tint.
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Leave expressed milk in a Cup and place it overnight in the fridge. After some time the milk will start to settle. The fat contained in the milk will rise up, forming a distinct layer of cream. In the morning, remove the glass and see the thicker layer of cream, the higher fat content of milk.
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Take a clean white cloth and squeeze her breast milk. Wait until the drop dries. If the fabric left a trail, and then milk you of normal fat.
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Use the best determinant of your child. He is not restless, sleep well, and not asking constantly breast? So your child is well fed, and it plays no role most of the fat content of your milk or a small. Now, if he's not willing to let go of the breast after feeding and the crying, it is likely that he lacks power.
Note
Don't change breast feeding, first child goes to liquid milk, as the baby suckles, the milk is fed fatter, the last portion has the greatest rate of fat.
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The best thing you can do is change your own diet. Eat cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, are also useful walnuts. These products are just able to increase the fat content of breast milk. But it should not be consumed in large quantities. Too much fatty milk can cause constipation in children.
Note
This method of determining the fat content of milk at home does not give 100% accuracy. The house cannot be measured in tenths of millimeters, and separated the cream does not have a density of 100%.
Useful advice
If you have no ruler, you can use other handy tools. For example, a checkered exercise book. One cell on this sheet is 5 mm. also we can measure it with a match. Matches width of 3 mm and a length of 45 mm.
Milk sold in stores often has a fat content of 3.2% or 2.5%.
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