La Farmaconutrizione dalla fisiopatologia alle applicazioni cliniche
Breast milk and Pharmaconutrition
Maria Elisabetta Baldassarre 1, Valentina Rizzo 1
1Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche ed Oncologia Umana Sezione di Neonatologia e TIN Università degli Studi “Aldo Moro”, Bari
Human milk represents the optimal nutrition for infants and is the key to sustaining health, growth and cognitive development. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life and subsequently receive suitable complementary foods while breastfeeding continues up to 24 months of age or beyond. Human milk feeding in early life may fundamentally and permanently change the biology, health and developmental outcomes of the organism.