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The Science of Mother’s Milk

Because someone with Dr in front of his or her name says it stops at 6 months, here’s the truth.

The Science of Mother’s Milk

Ayala Ochert
From New Beginnings, Vol. 28 No. 3, 2009, pp. 28-29

Most mothers are aware that breastfeeding boosts a baby’s immune system, but few of us could say how. “It’s something to do with antibodies,” we might answer vaguely. Now there’s a brand of formula on the market claiming to “naturally strengthen your baby’s immune system;” it also says it is “inspired by breastmilk” and “supported by science.” To understand these claims we need to delve a bit deeper into the real science of breastmilk and find out how it actually supports a baby’s developing immune system. read more