Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue.
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding

See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue.

See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue.

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Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.
Sugars in Breast Milk Kill Pathogenic Bacteria: Study
Sugars in Breast Milk Kill Pathogenic Bacteria: Study
Shawna Williams | Aug 22, 2017
Oligosaccharides from one mom wiped out a group B strep colony in culture.
Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies' Bacteria
Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies' Bacteria
Ashley P. Taylor | May 10, 2017
Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.
Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health
Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 18, 2016
Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.
Breast Milk and Obesity
Breast Milk and Obesity
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2015
A study links components of a mother’s milk to her infant’s growth.
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015
Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.
Mother’s Genes Influence Baby’s Bacteria
Mother’s Genes Influence Baby’s Bacteria
Jenny Rood | Apr 13, 2015
A breast milk-associated gene mutation impacts the establishment of a newborn’s gut microbiome, a study suggests.
Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers
Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers
Kate Yandell | Aug 11, 2014
The pace at which bacterial groups take root in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants is more tied to developmental age than time since birth.