At this point in time, it's safe to say you've probably seen at least one of your friend's boobs. That's because new moms are beginning to flood Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with selfies taken during breastfeeding sessions. After all, what else is there to do while baby eats? Celebrity mamas are no different.
Intimate, bonding, comforting — yes. But sexual? Breastfeeding moms know the truth: the moment your nipple becomes a source of food for a hungry mouth, breasts are no longer even really breasts. They're just flesh bottles that happen to be attached to your body. Anyway, a mom from Austin, Texas, recently shared a photo on Instagram to try to put the matter to rest.
Baby formula should be tailored for boys and girls to reflect the differences in milk that mothers produce depending on their baby's sex, researchers say. Tests on mothers' milk in both monkeys and humans have showed that levels of fat, protein, vitamins, sugars, minerals and hormones vary enormously, but there is evidence that milk made for female and male babies is consistently different. The make-up of the milk has a direct impact on the child's growth, but also on his or her behaviour and temperament, which may last for the rest of their life. Scientists suspect that breast milk may be tailored by nature to meet the different growth needs of the sexes.
All A-Z health topics. View all pages in this section. Your Guide to Breastfeeding This easy-to-read publication has how-to information and support to help women breastfeed. Research shows that breastfeeding provides many health benefits for you and your baby.