Personalized biochemical analysis of breast milk to help enhance nutrition for the smallest infants

Physicians have launched a pilot study in which mothers’ breast milk is analyzed to determine whether premature infants are receiving the correct amounts of nutrients they need to thrive. The study could lead to a new innovation in personalized medicine: Individually optimized nutrition for the smallest patients. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants

For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants’ diets that improved their growth outcomes in the NICU. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

How critically ill infants can benefit most from human milk

Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it’s also medicine. That’s the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal’s special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Milk may slow progression of knee osteoarthritis

“Milk could be the key to beating crippling arthritis,” reports the Daily Express, while the Daily Mail adds that, “A glass of milk a day keeps arthritis at bay”. Both headlines are potentially misleading. The study the papers were reporting on was about slowing the progression of osteoarthritis in the knee joints, rather than preventing […]

Photos: Pumping breast milk like you’ve never seen before

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories “When you log over 9,000 hours behind a breast pump you start to get creative,” explains Jen Jamar from the blog Life With Levi, whose pumping photo series is quite the sight to see. The self-described “boring business analyst by day and professional loudmouth by night” has taken… […]