The Wonders of Breast Milk

I just saw this article talking about how the composition of breast milk changes.  I already knew that the milk was different between preemies, infants, and toddlers, changing to meet the child’s needs.  I also knew that specific antibodies are made according to the child’s needs, in addition to the maternal antibodies that are present.  What I didn’t know is that the composition of breast milk is also different between boys and girls, with the milk boys receive being higher in protein and fat.  That’s pretty amazing!  Maybe it also helps explain why K weighed over a pound more than C at 9 months, despite the fact that he was over a pound lighter than she was at birth.  Really, the more I read, the more amazing breast milk is.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s