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The Richness of Human Milk: Insights for Aspiring Parents.



  Sep 25, 2023

Richness of Human Milk: What The Aspirants Need to Know



Introduction

Human breast milk is not just food for babies; it's also like personalized medicine for them.
This milk helps fine-tune the baby's genes for life.

Myo-Inositol: The Special Ingredient

Finding: A sugar-alcohol called myo-inositol is high in breast milk, especially during the first two weeks after birth.
Why It Matters: This ingredient helps with brain development, making sure nerve cells connect properly.

Science Backs It Up

Finding: Yale researchers found that myo-inositol promotes synapse formation in rat neurons in lab tests.
Why It Matters: It supports the idea that this sugar-alcohol is essential for neural development.

What is Myo-Inositol?

Finding: Our body makes it from glucose. It's also found in foods like almonds and peas.
Fun Fact: It's about half as sweet as sugar.

DHA and Mom's Diet

Finding: The levels of an essential Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA vary in breast milk, depending on what the mother eats.
Global Variations: More DHA in China, less in developing countries.

NEC: A Serious Condition

Finding: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) affects premature babies, causing severe gut problems.
Solution: Breast milk and probiotics can prevent NEC.
By understanding these components and their benefits, we can appreciate the complexity and importance of human breast milk for a child's development.


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