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Breast milk promotes a different gut flora growth than infant formulas

07 SEP 2012
DURHAM, N.C. – The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother’s milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses. 620 more words

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High levels of DDT in breast milk

” more than 300 times higher than the level allowed in cow’s milk”

7 SEP 2012
The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa. 678 more words

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Breastfeeding may protect infants from HIV transmission

27 AUG 2012
Compound in human milk associated with reduced transmission from HIV-infected mother to breastfed infant

An international team of researchers has found that certain bioactive components found in human milk are associated with a reduced risk of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to her breast-fed infant. 443 more words

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Breast milk may be protective against devastating intestinal disorder

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014

Growth factor found in breast milk may be protective against devastating intestinal disorder of newborn infants

Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC. 691 more words

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Extended Breastfeeding Is Not Weird

Three months before my daughter was born THAT Time Magazine cover came out.  You know, the one with the mom breastfeeding the preschooler who was standing on a chair?   378 more words