Milk fat is one of the most important nutrients contained in breast milk
Research reveals that it plays a principal role in the development of your baby's cognitive, brain and immune system.
Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby during the first months of life. Milk fat is one of the most important nutrients naturally present in breast milk which plays a crucial role in baby's cognitive, brain and immune system development.
Key facts about milk fat
- Milk fat is one of the most important nutrients contained in breast milk.
- Lipids make up about two-thirds of the brain and 90% of brain development takes place in the first three years of life.
- Mature breast milk is rich in fat to meet your baby's high energy and caloric needs and to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
- Milk fat is composed by millionsof globules, eachone covered by a membrane, wich is especially rich in essential bioactive components.
What's Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) and why is it so important?
Milk Fat Globule Membrane, or MFGM for short, is the membrane that surrounds each of the millions of globules that make up milk fat, which is present in breast milk.
MFGM is particularly rich in in essential bio-active components.
Current research shows that the Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) naturally present in breast milk is important for:
- Optimal cognitive and brain development.
- Immune system development: It's even been shown to help prevent middle ear infections.
What are the other key nutrients of milk fat present in breast milk?
Milk fat in breast milk contains even more great stuff that helps keep your baby healthy and happy.
- 70% of milk fat is made up of beta-palmitate.
- It helps your baby absorb calcium more effectively and develop stronger bones.
- It positively affects your baby's digestion and comfort by softening stools.
- Breast milk is rich in Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LC-PUFAs) that are particularly beneficial for your baby's brain, eyesight and immune system.
- The main LC-PUFAs are DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid).