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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Science of Mother's Milk

Our meeting today was based on the article "The Science of Mother's Milk" by Ayala Ochert on pages 28-29 in Issue 3 / 2009 NEW BEGINNINGS. We talked about prebiotics (sugars naturally found in milk), probiotics (friendly bacteria in milk), oligosaccharides (the special sugars in prebiotics), lactoferrin, colostrum, and the amazing thymus (a central organ of the immune system that is twice as big in breastfed babies as compared to formula-fed babies at four months old). Ochert comments, ". . . people who were never breastfed (or those who were weaned too early) will have deficient immune systems--not just in infancy but for the rest of their lives." To read the entire article visit this New Beginnings link: NB Issue 3-09.

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