Breast Milk, It Does the Body Good
April 3, 2015
When you stop and think about it, women’s bodies are mind-blowingly amazing. They actually produce nutritious protein-infused milk to feed life into another human. How are we not doing jumping jacks everyday to celebrate how incredible our bodies are?! A new study that compares human breast milk to that of a primates reveals just how nutritious human breast milk is. Proteins were found in human breast milk that aid in babies’ digestion of fats, ability to absorb iron, some even having neurodevlopmental significance. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests women feed their babies with breast milk the first six months of life, and then combine it with other foods until at least 12 months. If a protein nutrient sourced straight from the body isn't considered a super power, we don't know what is.