Interview with Human Milk Researcher, Shannon L Kelleher, PhD

I am thrilled to post my interview, with human milk researcher, Shannon L Kelleher, PhD. Dr. Kelleher just published a paper about her research on zinc levels in human milk. She found that zinc in the diet is not correlated to the amount of zinc in breast milk! This suggests that certain breastfed infants, are at risk for zinc deficiency and might benefit from zinc supplements, like is already being done for vitamin D and iron. Adequate zinc levels are critical to develop the immune system, cognitive development and general infant growth. Please read on for the rest of my interview. I promise, there are exciting results!

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