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Mother’s Milk May Help Premature Babies to Get Metabolic Boost

A new study shows that a mother’s breast milk plays an important metabolic role in a premature baby’s development and survival, according to NDTV. From an abundance of nutrition to infection protection, breast milk contains microRNAs that also influence an infant’s metabolism. For preterm babies, who have different nutritional needs than those born full-term, being breast-fed helps them better metabolize gastrointestinal function and energy use, thus assuring them of better...

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