It's a short week this week (due to the Easter break), so just three new snacks of knowledge for you.

Here are the short links:

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Short extracts:

  • I had never heard of this component of breast milk before - BETAINE. A quick google search and I found out betaine is a type of amino acid widely found in animals, plants, whole-grain foods, seafood (especially marine invertebrates) and spinach. And it's in breast milk. New research...

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  • Fascinating new research on the importance of a pregnant mother exercising during pregnancy. A new study (in lab mice) by Laker RC et al. (2021) suggests that exercise taken by the expectant mother during pregnancy can reduce the chances of the baby developing diabetes and other...

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  • New research on the life-saving power of skin-to-skin! Among infants born preterm or at low birthweight, previous research has shown that kangaroo mother care (KMC) reduces infant deaths by as much as 40%, hypothermia by more than 70%, and severe infections by 65%. Kangaroo care is a...

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Ronee - CLC, parenting coach, Pennsylvania, USA

I loved this course! I definitely have an affection towards microbes now, and I'm always sharing my findings with others! Definitely would recommend!

Diana - Childbirth educator, doula & breastfeeding educator, UK

This course was amazing. I learned a lot more about the microbiome than I already did. I find the human microbiome totally fascinating and this just added more to my knowledge. Loved it!

Angelia - Lactation Consultant, Sacramento, Ca., USA

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Debra - IBCLC with Midwifery, Cambridge, UK

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