Different genes are turned on in the intestines of breastmilk vs formula fed babies, new study shows

13 May 2010 at 7:36 am Leave a comment

Why is breast milk best? It’s all in the genes

“The intestinal tract of the newborn undergoes marked changes in response to feeding. And the response to human milk exceeds that of formula, suggesting that the bioactive components in breast milk are important in this response,” [Sharon Donovan, a University of Illinois professor of nutrition] noted.

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