Human milk cortisol is associated with infant temperament.

  title={Human milk cortisol is associated with infant temperament.},
  author={Katherine R Grey and Elysia Poggi Davis and Curt A. Sandman and Laura M. Glynn},
  volume={38 7},
The implications of the biologically active elements in milk for the mammalian infant are largely unknown. Animal models demonstrate that transmission of glucocorticoids through milk influences behavior and modifies brain development in offspring. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between human milk cortisol levels and temperament of the breastfed infant. Fifty-two mother and infant pairs participated when the infants were three-months old. Milk cortisol levels were assessed… CONTINUE READING
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