Breastfeeding lowers mothers stress Moms, want to lower stress? Try breastfeeding. New study from the McGill-affiliated Douglas Medical center Research Center in Montreal shows mothers who breastfeed respond less to stressful situations than those that bottle-feed their children. These findings suggest these moms may be better capable to look after their children plus . It has been well established that breast milk is the best way to obtain nutrition for infants – it really is good for their physical and mental development, says Claire-Dominique Walker PhD, senior director and investigator of the Neuroscience Analysis Division at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
The study could ultimately lead to supplementation of baby formulas-or meals for adults-with specific bacterias or carbohydrates likely to promote a wholesome gut microbiota, says Licht. She and her collaborators are currently involved with studies testing effects of such pro – and prebiotics in animal models along with in humans, she says, noting that in Denmark, several multinational businesses are also involved with this research. The manuscript can be found online at The final version of this article is scheduled for the May 2014 issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology..