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Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered

Posted 30 Apr 2015 by

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 – Women may be using shared breast milk from friends and family, but they don't always consider the risks involved with providing donor milk to their babies, a new survey shows. As many as one-third of women don't consider the health of a breast milk donor. The researchers also found few women are discussing with their doctor the option of using donor breast milk from a friend or family member before engaging in the practice. "We're trying to play catch-up to understanding something that thousands of women are already doing so that health care professionals and women can make better decisions for themselves and their babies," said Sarah Keim. She is a principal investigator with the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. "Our study found that friends and relatives and the media are playing ... Read more

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Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

Posted 31 Mar 2015 by

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 – A high-tech comparison of the breast milk of humans and their close primate relatives is revealing just how nutritious the human variety is. The research was led by Danielle Lemay, a nutritional biologist at the University of California, Davis' Genome Center. Her team used a new technique for identifying proteins found in breast milk. The researchers found that human breast milk has far more protein content than the breast milk of one of humans' closest primate relatives, the rhesus macaque monkey. "The higher levels of these proteins in human milk are consistent with the well-established perspective that human babies, compared to other primate infants, are born at a slightly earlier stage of development and require higher levels of specific proteins that will nurture them as they mature," Lemay said in a university news release. In other words, human breast ... Read more

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