New Study: Wow! Discovery Of A Component Of Human Milk That Boosts Brain Function

Toni Harman
5 min readJul 26, 2023
  • Find out more about the science of human milk, birth, neuroscience and the microbiome.
  • 20 PRESENTATIONS + ONE YEAR ACCESS + 12 HOURS CPD/CE + TRANSCRIPTS
  • Instant access to The Microbirth Summit: >>> https://bit.ly/MicrobirthSummit
Discovery of Component in Human Milk That Boosts Brain Function. Want to learn more? Watch 28 world-class speakers at the 3 day virtual Summit 28–31 August 2023. >>> https://bit.ly/MicrobirthSummit
Discovery of Component in Human Milk That Boosts Brain Function. Find out more about the science of human milk, birth, neuroscience and the microbiome. 20 PRESENTATIONS + ONE YEAR ACCESS + 12 HOURS CPD/CE + TRANSCRIPTS — instant access to The Microbirth Summit: >>> https://bit.ly/MicrobirthSummit

Breast milk is an amazing living liquid chock-full of thousands of bioactive components.

This vast array of biologically active components impact a child’s short and long-term health (read my last blog-post on this fascinating subject).

Now another super-amazing component of human milk has been identified — this component seems to boost a baby’s brain function, or in more scientific language, it “promotes neuronal connectivity”.

Why is this important? Because connections between neurons form the physical basis for communication in the brain.

So which component of human milk?

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have found that human milk contains a small cyclic sugar molecule called myo-inositol.

Myo-inositol is usually found in a typical adult diet, including in fruits and grains.

In the new study, researchers found that myo-inositol was present in every sample of human milk they tested.

The research by Paquette A.F. et al., was published in PNAS on 11 July 2023.

Read the full blog-post and study findings including how myo-inositol impacts infant brain development below.

Want to know about neuroscience and the bioactives in human milk?

Find out more about the science of human milk, birth, neuroscience and the microbiome. 20 PRESENTATIONS + ONE YEAR ACCESS + 12 HOURS CPD/CE + TRANSCRIPTS — instant access to The Microbirth Summit: Buy today and save $50 >>> https://bit.ly/MicrobirthSummit
  • Find out more about the science of human milk, birth, neuroscience and the microbiome.
  • 20 PRESENTATIONS + ONE YEAR ACCESS + 12 HOURS CPD/CE + TRANSCRIPTS
  • Instant access to The Microbirth Summit: Save $50 if you buy the Summit today (discount ends soon)>>> https://bit.ly/MicrobirthSummi

The New Study Findings:

--

--

Toni Harman

I help parents and health professionals better understand the science of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the microbiome. https://linktr.ee/toniharman