The Breastmilk Ingredient List That Can’t Be Replicated in Commercial Formula


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What’s really in breast milk? We have been talking about breast milk in several recent posts. I came across this poster that outlines what is actually in breast milk and commercial formula.

Many of the breast milk components are not recognizable to most of us. Looking at the list reinforces the wonders of human milk – designed and created for human babies, adaptable to various circumstances including the nutritional needs of babies of varying ages, ready and accessible when needed. What could be more wonderful than that?

Download the pdf here: What’s_in_Breastmilk_Poster

–Mary Anne Kenerson RN, Coordinator, Prenatal & Family Education at Beaumont 

Editor’s Note: If you are struggling with breastfeeding, contact Beaumont’s Parenting Program for resources. Also, check out this valuable information about the first few weeks with your baby.

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