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Hormonal components of breast milk and their physiological significance

Saniyat Chagarova; Irina Lisova; Oksana Anfinogenova;

This article presents an analysis of modern literature on the hormonal composition of breast milk. The origin of the milk hormones, the mechanism of their penetration into the newborn’s body, the influence on the formation of the neuroendocrinal function and the formation of immunity in postnatal ontogeny are considered. The issue of the further need to study the functional system of the mother and the baby and the long-term negative effect of replacement of natural breast milk with artificial nutrition was also considered.


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Keywords: breast milk, hormones, natural feeding, artificial feeding

Stavropol State Medical Academy
Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneotherapeutics
Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy