The milk of each breast lobe is different

The milk of each breast lobe is different

The milk in each breast is different, but now we also know that the milk of each breast lobe is different too. This is concluded by a study conducted by a University of Tokyo and published in Breastfeeding Medicine.

The objective of the study was to analyze if the different mammary lobes produce milk of different composition. Each breast has between 15 and 20 lobes, and simplifying, are the centers of breast milk production. Their number does not depend on the size of the breasts, and therefore, neither will the quantity and quality of the milk that the mother can produce depend on it.

The researchers took 17 mothers and collected milk samples from different nipple ducts of each breast. They took milk samples at the beginning of the tetada and also at the end of this one. Then they analyzed the protein and crematocrine concentration (percentage of fat) in each sample.

The results were evident. Different concentrations of both parameters appeared in a high number of samples, not only according to the chest or the time of taking, but also according to the conduit from which the sample was taken. In addition, the amount of fat was related to the timing of the intake, and the amount of protein depended on other factors.

All babies in the sample were exclusively breastfed and grew properly. It remains, in my opinion, to continue to deepen medical and scientific studies on breast milk synthesis, especially in postural matters.

The quantity and also the breast milk composition It is variable from one take to another, from one child to another, from one day to another, and even according to each breast and now we know that it is also different in each lobe of the chest. This seems to indicate that the mechanism of milk production is enormously adaptable and variable, and since it is a production that regulates the infant, any interference, schedule or pattern that interferes with free access to the breast may be inadequate. But, of course, these issues, apart from reliance on Nature's mechanisms, can be investigated in greater depth.

Via | Breastfeading Medicine