Breast Milk

Breast Milk

Human breast milk is the milk produced by the breasts (or mammary glands) of a human female for her infant offspring. Milk is the primary source of nutrition for newborns before they are able to eat and digest other foods; older infants and toddlers may continue to be breastfed, either exclusively or in combination with other foods.

Read more about Breast MilkBenefits, Production, Composition, Storage of Expressed Breast Milk, Comparison To Other Milks, Alternative Uses For Breast Milk, Passing of Unwanted Substances, Extraordinary Consumption, Importance of Breastfeeding, See Also

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... Not all the properties of breast milk are understood, but its nutrient content is relatively stable ... Breast milk is made from nutrients in the mother's bloodstream and bodily stores ... Breast milk has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein that is needed for a baby's growth and development ...

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