There is no comparing milk across species,” declares Dr. Miriam Labbok, Director of the Carolina Global Breast-feeding Institute at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Labbok, who’s a world renowned breast-feeding advocate and one of the founders of the Academy of Breast-feeding (ABM), has written over 300 research papers and book chapters on breast-feeding and women and children’s health.

“Cow’s milk is designed by nature to grow calves. Even with modification, cow’s milk proteins and other components differ from those needed by the human baby, “ she adds. While manufacturers have added a few components that are found in human milk to commercial formulas, they are not derived from humans”.

Read on and find out why this expert believes that breast is best.

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