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Breastfeeding & Breast Milk

In addition to the activities of the HiPP Human Milk Workshop, we also report on studies on the topic of “breast milk & breastfeeding”.

Sucking dynamics and drinking amounts are not affected by the use of nipple shields

Nipple shields may reduce nipple pain during breastfeeding. The concern is that they might possibly make sucking more difficult for the infant and thus reduce the drinking amount.

Holder pasteurisation (63°C for 30 min) inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in breast milk

The SARS-CoV-2 virus also passes into breast milk in case of COVID-19 infections. But even if not fed directly via breastfeeding, the current pandemic means that breast milk may…

Neonatal Virome

It is now widely accepted that the bacterial colonisation of an infant’s intestine after birth is a gradual process and that the intestinal microbiome forms quite quickly. In an article published in “Nature”, researchers reported that this principle also applies to colonisation by viruses. The type of feeding also has a significant influence on the virome.