The mysteries of milk (human)

“Far from being an easily synthesised mixture of nutrients, breast milk contains a multitude of microbes, stem cells and biological molecules that scientists are still trying to understand. Dr Natalie Shenker MRSB explores what we do and don’t know about the white stuff.” “Breast milk contains thousands of different molecules, growth factors, hormones, microorganisms and…

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Breastfeeding Reduces Childhood Obesity Risks

Abstract – in Child Obesity Wang et al (2017) Background: The present study examined the effects of breastfeeding and its duration on the development of childhood obesity from 24 months through grade 6. Methods: U.S. longitudinal data collected from 1234 children were analyzed using logistic regression models and generalized estimating equation (GEE). Child height and weight were measured…

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Exclusive breastfeeding, without additional foods or fluids, should be recommended for the first 6 months after birth

Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants “This Cochrane review exploring the impact of introducing foods and fluids in addition to breastmilk before the recommended age of 6 months supported the current recommendation of the World Health Organization that, as a general policy, exclusive breastfeeding, without additional foods or fluids, should be…

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Who Supports Breastfeeding Mothers? An Investigation of Kin Investment in the United States

Who Supports Breastfeeding Mothers? An Investigation of Kin Investment in the United States – Jayme Cisco https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12110-017-9286-y “Breastfeeding is one important form of maternal investment that is influenced by support from kin and non-kin. This paper investigates who provides support for breastfeeding mothers and their children, what type of support they provide, and how support impacts…

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