#056 The Biology of Breast Milk

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By Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D. and Rhonda Patrick. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This episode aims to be the most comprehensive video compendium on the biology of breast milk ever recorded.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • 00:07:11 - Breast milk composition and production
  • 00:09:59 - Human milk oligosaccharides in breast milk establish the infant gut microbiome
  • 00:15:48 - Omega-3 fatty acids and other components in breast milk boost brain development
  • 00:18:14 - Vitamins and minerals in breast milk
  • 00:22:05 - Breast milk stem cells and multi-organ microchimerism
  • 00:22:54 - Harmful substances transferred to infant via breast milk
  • 00:28:03 - The effects of breastfeeding on the infant's immune system
  • 00:31:17 - Effects on intelligence
  • 00:34:36 - Breastfeeding as a benefit to maternal health

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/breast-milk

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