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Breastfeeding and Epigenetics: Long-term Health and Inheritance Effects of Feeding Human Milk

By heheals

October 3, 2020




Breastfeeding provides multiple lifelong biological advantages to children through mechanisms that still need to be elucidated. Scientific interest in epigenetics has increased dramatically in recent years. This presentation by Lawrence Noble, MD, FAAP reviews the difference between genetics and epigenetics, the molecular basis of epigenetics, and the inheritance of epigenetics. The important role of human milk micro RNAs (miRNAs), which inhibit translation of RNA to protein in the infant, is explored. If the human milk miRNA epigenetics regulatory circuit is disrupted by formula feedings, normal physiological functions could be interfered with, contributing to various disease processes. The potential role of human milk stem cells in treating multiple illnesses and improving cognition and IQ is also discussed. (Monday, September 18, 2017)

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  1. In Quran it's mentioned that non siblings who have breastfed as babies from the same woman, that they automatically become siblings-by-breastfeeding because human milk, and therefore the Quran then clearly and strictly forbids marriage between them.

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