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The Science of Human Milk

1st Edition - November 1, 2023

Author: Josef Neu

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 9 9 1 3 - 7
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 8 5 3 8 - 3

The Science of Human Milk offers readily understandable, scientifically sound information related to the compositional features of human milk at different stages of lactation… Read more

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The Science of Human Milk offers readily understandable, scientifically sound information related to the compositional features of human milk at different stages of lactation. The book also debunks many myths about human milk and provides an analysis of the differences in human milk and baby formulas, offering suggestions for how the latter can be improved. The correlation between human milk composition and infant physiology and metabolism, growth, development, health and disease is explored in detail, placing emphasis on preterm infants. In addition, the dynamic nature of human milk, including its microbes, immunology, metabolites, cell components and epigenetically active molecules are covered.

Written for researchers working in nutrition and neonatology, as well as health care professionals working in related fields, this book is sure to be a welcomed reference.