Viscosity is a key component in the analysis of human milk and infant formulas. Research has shown that viscosity is the most important rheological property to determine the ease of swallowing, especially among preterm infants suffering from dysphagia. 1 Milk with too high a viscosity, however, can hinder breastfeeding and induce milk duct clogging. 2 The effects of different additives on formulation viscosity are a topic of ongoing research and have various clinical relevance.
Milk and infant formula viscosity can vary over time. microVISC enables on-the-spot measurements with little preparation and small sample volume to help ensure that formulations are correct.