Friday, June 24, 2011
The Enteromammary Pathway: A Baby's Secret Weapon
While for several decades breastfeeding and the importance of breast milk fell out of favor across much of the world with the advent of baby formula, few have ever denied the many health benefits mothers’ own milk provides. Recognized as the biological and sociological norm for humans, experts today emphasize that breastfeeding is the superior, species-specific nourishment for infants; one that cannot be artificially replicated or replaced. And no sooner would we expect an elephant to feed its offspring horses’ milk, nothing–not cows’ milk nor prepared formula–can do what a human mother’s own breast milk can do for her baby. Read more . . .