breast milk

Pasteurization reduces bioactive component of breast milk

Pasteurization of breast milk affects the concentration of osteopontin, a bioactive protein with roles in intestinal, immunological and brain development — suggesting that osteopontin supplementation should be considered when donor milk is provided to preterm infants.

New milk bank to help feed babies in the NICU

The opening of Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee in Murfreesboro in 2021 will make providing the muchneeded resource easier.

Breast milk blocks virus binding

Components of human breast milk help ward off viral infection, a new study shows.