New Research Points to Healthy Benefits of Breast-Feeding
It's widely known that breast-feeding is a healthy choice for babies. This recent study by Duke explains one of the reasons why!
By Jay Price, News & Observer
"Duke University Medical Center researchers may have just found one: Human milk promotes the growth of “biofilms” of beneficial bacteria that line the intestinal tract of healthy babies, helping digestion and the development of the immune system and acting as a barrier to bad germs.
The study, which appears in this month’s edition of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science, is the first the researchers know of that looks at the effects of infant nutrition on the way these bacteria grow, said William Parker, an associate professor of surgery at Duke and senior author of the study."