Composition of human milk – a journey of discoveryUploader: Grogami 3 month ago Subscribe 6
The most frequent bacteria found in human milk are those belonging to the species Staphylococcus , Acinetobacter , Streptococcus , Pseudomonas , Lactococcus , Enterococcus and Lactobacillus [ 31 ]. The breasts are principally composed of adipose, glandular , and connective tissues. In addition to proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and other biologically active components, breast milk contains a diverse microbiome that is presumed to colonize the infant gastrointestinal tract and a heterogeneous population of cells with unclear physiological roles and health implications. The relative frequencies of neutrophils and immature granulocytes significantly increased in mature milk in comparison to colostrum. Some religions ascribe a special status to the female breast, either in formal teachings or through symbolism.