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Breastfeeding reduces the risk of various childhood diseases

*** Have you ever been asked: What's the difference between breastfeeding and formula-feeding? Now here's a great new paper to have up your sleeve. The study published in Nutrients 2021 by Kim J H et al., reveals how breastfeeding in early infancy reduces the risk of various childhood...

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The power of YOU!

*** 36,024,000 parents. That's a VERY rough estimate of the number of parents supported during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding by everyone enrolled in our school, Microbiome Courses. How do I know this? Because every day I pose a question to the 4,700+ members of our private Facebook...

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Human milk as "a biological system"​

Screenshot is from our full-length BREAST MILK course- featuring Professor Lars Bode - Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego. Professor Bode gives a brilliant explanation about the importance of HMOs in human milk - worth a watch! *** Human milk as "a...

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New research: Maternal breast milk improves cardiac performance in preterm infants

*** Wow. This new study makes you really appreciate the importance of a preterm baby being exclusively fed maternal breast milk.The new research by Afif El-Khuffash et al., (2021) shows...➡️ If a preemie baby is fed exclusively with their mother's own breast milk during the first few...

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HMO sugars in human milk could help prevent and treat group B Strep infections in newborns

Wow. The wonders of human milk for preventing infections. Presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) this week, researchers suggest special sugars in breast milk called human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) could possibly help prevent or even treat group B Strep (GBS) infections in newborns....

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New research: Breastfeeding in first few days linked to lower blood pressure when child is aged 3

Wow. This new study shows why every drop of colostrum really does count. As you know, early breast milk contains important immune, growth and tissue repair components. These are crucial to building a child’s immune system. Now new research finds that babies who receive even a relatively...

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Strangest question you've ever been asked about breastfeeding?

*** Right now I am all about human milk. I asked the brilliant people of our private Facebook group “Strangest question you have been asked about breastfeeding?” I was so shocked by the results. I thought I would share some of the answers with you, to show the need for more health...

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Favourite facts about breastfeeding

BREAST MILK SCIENTIFIC IS BACK! From Mon 6th September, we're offering free access to videos featuring 7 lactation scientists, a webinar and a CERP approved mini-course on the science of breast milk. All for free! >>>...

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New research: 4 simple strategies are dramatically reducing C-section rates in Brazil

*** Every year in Brazil since 2009, more babies are born by C-section than are born vaginally. According to Rudey et. al (2020), of 11,774,665 live births in Brazil between 2014 to 2017, 55.8% of births were by C-section. In many private hospitals in Brazil, C-section rates are even...

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New research: Species of gut bacteria linked to enhanced cognition and language skills in baby boys

Wow. This is so interesting. Another really fascinating piece of the puzzle highlighting how gut bacteria could be really important for neurodevelopment. Infant girls are more likely to have higher proportions of a gut bacteria species called Bacteroidetes. Infant girls also tend to score...

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