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By Darby Saxbe
University of Southern California 

Human breast milk may help babies tell time via circadian signals from mom

 

August 21, 2019



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Darby Saxbe, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, University of California, Merced

(THE CONVERSATION) Human breast milk is more than a meal – it’s also a clock, providing time-of-day information to infants. The composition of breast milk changes across the day, giving energizing morning milk a different cocktail of ingredients than soothing evening milk. Researchers believe this “chrononutrition”...



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