Breast milk components that help promote sleep

As you will have seen in my previous article, there are many breast milk components that serve different functions, such as sleep.  They interestingly also change across the day and night to promote either alertness during the day or sleepiness at night, which you can read more on here. Why do the components of milk matter? Breast milk […]

Breast feed, formula feed or mix feed?

baby feeding

One thing I know I certainly didn’t comprehend before becoming a parent was just how time consuming breast feeding – or pumping – is on your life. Whether you choose to breast feed, formula feed or mix feed is a personal choice, and doesn’t come down to a single factor (for most of us!). For […]

Breast milk composition changes 

Breast milk composition changes pending time of day, as you read about in my previous article. Breast milk contains higher levels of cortisol and activity-promoting amino acids during the day, to promote alertness, feeding behaviour, and catabolic processes in infants.  Night milk contains high levels of melatonin and tryptophan to foster sleep, relax digestion, and support […]