Friday, December 24, 2010

Breast milk different for boys and girls says UW

Breast milk it amazing! I've said it before and I'll say it again! Woman's bodies produce the perfect food for their children!

Different breast milk for boys and girls says University of Washington - Seattle breastfeeding |

According to a new article in Nature (Dec 23/30), breast milk produced for boys contains more protein and fat than breast milk produced for girls.
“We know that boys grow faster than girls, and perhaps this is due to the milk, or the milk may be responding to the commands of the child,” said Ginna Wall, coordinator of lactation services at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

I feel so fortunate that I was able to breastfeed by boys for as long as they needed!

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