# Advice 1: How to check the fat content of milk

Even the little guys know that milk is very good for health. No wonder in the children's song says: "Drink children milk – will be healthy". This product contains about a hundred different nutrients. In milk contains a complete protein and easily digestible fat. In addition, milk is a very important source of phosphorus and calcium. Of course, useful is a product of this milk of origin, with a high fat content. Check the fat content of milk .
You will need
• Glass height of 12-15 cm
• ruler with millimeter divisions
• milk.
Instruction
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Of course, the exact level of fat content of milk can be determined only by using special devices, available to cow farms and dairy factories.
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But check the approximate fat content of milk can be every person from the comfort of your own home and using only the instruments available in any modern kitchen.
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To determine the fat content of milk in home conditions you will need a glass with a height of 12-15 cm, a ruler with divisions in millimeters and, of course, the check product, i.e. milk.
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On a prepared drink made with a felt pen to draw a dash at 10 cm from the bottom. Then a glass to pour milk up to that mark.
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A glass of milk should be left on the table at room temperature for 8 hours.
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During this time, the surface of the poured into a glass of milk must be cream. Height, formed of these layers must be measured with a ruler with millimeter divisions.
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Now you should determine the percentage of fat milk. To do this is not difficult. The height of the layer of milk, i.e. 100mm, should be considered as 100%.
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The number of millimeters of the layer formed on the surface of the milk and cream is percentage of fat.
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Of course, to measure tenths of a millimeter cream "by eye" is impossible. But to determine the approximate fat content by using this simple method is quite easy.

# Advice 2 : How to check the fat content of breast milk

Many young nursing mothers are seriously concerned about the question of the composition of breast milk. Very often next to them are “well-wishers” to explain any concern and the crying of the baby that breast milk supposedly does not have sufficient fat contentand nutritional value. The first thing you need to remember - the color, appearance and taste of milk are not the indicators of its quality and fat content. The approximate fat content of your milk, you can determine at home.
You will need
• test tube, 150 mm in height; marker; ruler
Instruction
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Take a clean test tube. Measure a distance of 100 mm from the bottom of the tube. Apply marker stamped.
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Fill the tube expressed breast milk. It must be done immediately after pumping. Do not forget that women's breast milk can be divided into “front” and “rear”. “Front” is the milk released at the beginning of the feeding. “Back” – at the end of the feeding. The fat percentage in the “front” milk” is much lower than in the “rear”. When measuring the fat content of milk should be taken in the calculation is the rate of fat “hind” milk.
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Place the test tube in a vertical position. The easiest way to do that, using special tripod or stand. Leave the tube with milk, not closing it at room temperature for 6-7 hours.
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Measure the resulting layer of cream with a ruler. Each millimeter division of the line will correspond to one percentage of fat. Note that the fat content in breast milk depends on the degree of emptiness of the breast. The more breast milk, so it is less oily. And , accordingly, the smaller the interval between feedings, the more fatty milk your baby receives.

By the standards of the world health organization, the average fat content of breast milk is approximately 4%.
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Interestingly, according to the who studies, the fat content of breast milk does not depend on the diet of the mother. Advice on nutrition nursing moms have a very General character - do not eat fat-free food but to overload the body with unnecessary fats. If your doubts in the milk fat caused by insufficient weight gain of the child should, first and foremost, pay attention to the proper organization of breastfeeding.
If your child eats well, he has a regular weight gain and no problems with chair - a reason to worry simply do not exist. Remember that your breast milk is designed by nature for your baby. And the probability that it is not negligible.

# Advice 3 : 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.
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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%.