NEW infographic resource available!
Human milk is a nutritional dynamo for term and preterm infants. It is composed of nutritive and non-nutritive bioactive factors which combine into a unique resource tailored specifically for human infants. This resource promotes survival and healthy development in a variety of ways.
This month our Medela education team has created an informative infographic to show how amazing human milk properties stack up next to infant formula. The below infographic demonstrates complex and beneficial human milk components which impact a number of physical health outcomes, including intestinal development, tissue growth, metabolism regulation and immune system stimulation.
View it here (click the image to enlarge):
Ballard, O. & Morrow, A. (2013). Human Milk Composition: Nutrients and Bioactive Factors. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 February; 60(1): 49-74. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.10.002.