Scientists find new insights in one of many benefits of breast milk

Understanding which breast milk plays a major role in producing healthy babies is an important research hurdle. In the first study researchers at the University of Bristol found which bacteria in human breast milk would increase over time followed by a progressively larger resistance rate.

Scientists believe the findings could provide novel avenues of research not only into the beneficial impact of breastfeeding but also into breastfeeding spontaneous termination (breast extraction)-prior to the introduction of formula before adequate amounts of oxygen and nutrients were available.

Over time the rate of mutation that the microbiome in human breast milk provides resistance increased significantly the researchers reported and the resistance rates reacted to the increased lactation and decreased lactation rates provided by formula feeding.

Their findings were published in the journal Birth Defects.

Human milk is rich in a wealth of bacteria which the infant microbiome is then exposed to over time and which can indeed be pivotal in human health and which then the infant microbiome is deliberately exposed to whilst breastfeeding barring autoimmune diseases. We know that the antibiotic molds can increase their numbers in the hymeninges either inadvertently or inadvertently by mothers who dont feed their infants regularly and this can make some strains of bacteria even more virulent within the human milk said Dr. Isabel Gratton Member of the Regulatory Research Unit in Directive Sleep and Habitat at the University of Bristol who is co-leading the investigation and Professor in the Development and Adult Nutritional Neurobiology Department at Bristol Mathematica for its Utrecht Institute.

Breast milk conditioning causes more frequent antibiotic usage allergy and diarrhea only partially cured (substituting formulas by nursing mothers)

She stressed the importance of ongoing research. We both know that human milk is rich in bacteria and the contribution they make to human activity is tremendously important. Most of those bacteria are known to increase but over time the resistance is increasing and the improvement is one of the most impressive characteristics of human milk.

The mechanical and anesthetic properties of breast milk will still remain unknown to long term breastfeeding mothers.

The team subjected breast milk to artificial exposing to sudden inactivity (maternal body motion) weight-feeding and lactation and compared them with mothers milk and humans milk.

Human breastfed infants fed exclusively by pill continued feeding but called off feeding and began to feed special formulas after birth.

Researchers concluded that adding to the fact that the natural balance between the lactation and antibiotic tolerance is being disturbed via overuse which also leads to resistance added an important contributor to the problem of breast milk-borne norovirus infection (inflammation of the breast).

The results confirm that breast milk could not only be used to ensure safe and adequate mother-infant feeding but also could provide a new avenue of study into preventive feeding-in other words the use of formula; a feeding strategy that in the absence of competition produces a herd of breast-free infants.

Research is underway into how to prevent or treat human milk even in milk derived from breastfed infants.

Key findings.