We all know breast milk is best for your baby and it’s always the most desirable option whenever possible. But did you know how amazing breast milk is? Recent research commissioned by Medela is identifying many of the thousands of ingredients in breast milk. Some of them might surprise you.
A big thanks to Medela who recently invited Made 4 Baby to a morning tea to update us on the latest research by the lactation research team at the University of WA.
So far they’ve identified more than 200 ingredients in breast milk which we now know is a living meal packed with proteins, fats, lactose, vitamins, iron, minerals, enzymes, and probiotics. All naturally designed to boost your baby’s immune system and support their individual growth and development.
The most interesting breakthrough is the identification of stem cells in breast milk. These are the cells which are essential for cell growth and development throughout our lives.
This is a very exciting breakthrough and more research is being undertaken to better identify their role in breast milk and what kind of application they could have in long term development and health.
We’ve attached a list of the identified ingredients in breast milk so you can see how truly amazing it is and while it’s worth persisting breast feeding your baby whenever possible. See the comparison between Breastmilk and Formula below …