5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Fat Content of Breast Milk Increases with Time

"This is the first study to analyze the fat and energy content of breast milk of mothers who breast-feed for longer than a year," said study co-author Dr. Ronit Lubetzky, who is with the department of pediatrics at Dana Children's Hospital at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel. "There are more and more women who choose to breast-feed for longer time periods, and not many studies about the nutritional value of their milk during this prolonged lactation."

So...extended nursing mommas...what does this mean for us and our nurslings? Is it just another facet of how the milk "concentrates the good stuff" as the child ages and takes in less breastmilk?

A second article on this topic - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9342112/


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