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[mass noun] Milk produced by a woman's breasts after childbirth as food for her child:‘a hormone called prolactin stimulates the body to produce breast milk’[as modifier] ‘breast milk substitutes’
- ‘Breast milk has a composition of all the nutrients your child needs for brain development.’
- ‘This component is the major protein found in breast milk, and is therefore used to supplement infant formula.’
- ‘Where is the best place to store breast milk?’
- ‘Amazingly, the fat content in my breast milk would be higher to compensate for my baby's prematurity.’
- ‘Breast milk contains antibodies that protect infants from bacteria and viruses.’
- ‘She is a firm believer in the value of breast feeding and pumped breast milk for Nathan every morning.’
- ‘It was evident within a very short period of time that we would have to look to alternatives for breast milk.’
- ‘The breast milk is in a bottle in the fridge.’
- ‘It may also be helpful to pump and store breast milk, so that Dad or other caregivers can help with the feedings.’
- ‘Nursing women burn 600 or more extra calories a day producing breast milk.’
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