9 Astonishing facts about breastmilk

Discover 9 astonishing facts about breastmilk
9 Astonishing facts about breastmilk
  1. Breastmilk contains 415 different proteins
     
  2. Stem cells exist in breastmilk! These amazing cells have the ability to become a load of different type of cells in the body. Stem cells are like gold dust to medical research.
     
  3.  Breastmilk is amazing, and thanks to its magical properties, breastfed babies have fewer middle ear infections, fewer respiratory infections and a decreased risk of developing allergies, cancer, childhood diabetes and obesity.
     
  4.  Breastmilk leaves the breast through openings in the nipple; the average amount of openings in a nipple is 9, with some ladies having up to 18!
     
  5. When breasts lactate they are classed as an organ!
     
  6.  Medela’s research shows that double pumping produces an average of 18% more milk
     
  7.  Almost three-quarters of mums produce more milk with their right breast
     
  8. Your breastmilk can educate your baby's palate. What we eat is transferred to baby during a breastfeed and this supports the infant to learn about a great variety of tastes and flavours, great for when you start weaning!
     
  9. Breastmilk is the ultimate all-in-one meal and, amazingly, your body produces the right nutrients and volume of milk to match your baby's needs and developmental stage.